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Spiced Winter Punch | cookinginmygenes.com

Spiced Winter Punch

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8

Filled with warming flavours of cinnamon and star anise, this winter punch has everything you’d want in a holiday cocktail,

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Ingredients

Punch:

  • 1 bottle of prosecco
  • 1 1/2 cups ginger-ale
  • 1/2 cup cranberry juice
  • 1/2 cup spiced rum
  • spiced pomegranate simple syrup recipe below
  • 1 orange sliced thin
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • cinnamon sticks for garnish
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • honey

Pomegranate Spiced Simple Syrup:

  • zest half orange
  • 1 whole star anise
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Instructions

  1. First make the pomegranate spiced simple syrup; in a small pot combine orange zest, star anise, cinnamon sticks, pomegranate juice, water and sugar.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil and then turn the heat down so the mixture simmers for 10 minutes.
  3. While your pomegranate mixture is cooking add your other ingredients in a pitcher: prosecco, ginger-ale, cranberry juice and spiced rum and stir to combine.
  4. When your pomegranate spiced simple syrup is done, take off of the oven and strain out the spices and orange zest. Set the mixture in the fridge to cool for a few minutes.
  5. Once your pomegranate spiced simple syrup has cooled for a few minutes in the fridge, add to your punch mixture in your pitcher. Then, add in the orange slices, cranberries and a few (2-3) extra cinnamon sticks.
  6. Next, add the brown sugar and cinnamon rim to your glasses by mixing brown sugar and cinnamon on a small plate. Then, trace the rim of your glasses with honey (helps the sugar rim to stay longer) and then turn your glass upside down, dipping the glass in the brown sugar-cinnamon mixture firmly.
  7. Then you are ready to serve! Pour your punch into your glasses, making sure some of the orange and cranberries end up in the glass and garnish with an extra cinnamon stick.

Recipe Notes

You can make your pomegranate simple syrup ahead of time and chill until using. Feel free to add a sprig of rosemary for a festive holiday touch! You can also add a few ice cubes if you prefer your drink extra cold.