Cranberry Cosmo Punch

Cranberry Cosmo Punch
  • Yield: 15 servings
  • Ease of cooking: Easy
    Method of cooking: Chilling
  • Prep time: 3 hours 15 minutes
    Cooking time: 35 minutes

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Ingredients

  • Mulled Cranberry Juice:
  • 6 cups unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 3 cups light brown sugar
  • 10 cloves
  • 6 pods star anise
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • Punch:
  • 9 cups vodka
  • 1¼ cups triple sec
  • Orange twist, for garnish, optional

Method

    For the mulled cranberry juice:
  1. Combine the cranberry juice, brown sugar, cloves, star anise and cinnamon in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then reduce to medium-low and simmer for 30 minutes. Let cool to room temperature before placing in the refrigerator to cool completely. Strain just before using.
    For the punch:
  1. Combine the vodka, triple sec and 4 1/2 cups of the mulled cranberry juice in a large punch bowl over ice or a juice ice mold (see Cook's Note). Stir to combine. Garnish with the orange twist if using.
    Cook’s Note:
  1. To make a juice ice mold, combine 2 parts cranberry juice to 1 part water and pour into a Bundt pan. Sprinkle in some frozen cranberries if desired. Freeze until solid.
Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis.