2 cups apple cider
1 bottle red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon
1/4 cup honey
2 cinnamon sticks
1 orange, juiced
4 whole cloves
3 star anise
Combine all ingredients and warm over low heat until steaming.
Pour into mugs. Garnish with
orange peel, if desired.
HOLIDAY PUNCH WITH CRANBERRIES
1 (750ml) bottle of cold dry sparkling wine (brut Prosecco, Cava or Californian)
3 cups of cold ginger ale
2 Tbsp) orange liqueur (e.g., Triple Sec)
8 fresh basil leaves (if desired) 30 frozen cranberries (if desired)
Pour the sparkling wine into a punch bowl. Slowly add in the ginger ale and the orange liqueur.
Add the basil and frozen cranberries (if using) or a few handfuls of ice.