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Citrus-Cinnamon Punch

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  • Servings: makes about 2 quarts
  • Time(Other): plus chilling

Cinnamon flavors lots of holiday drinks, from eggnog to mulled wine. Here it appears in a juicy punch that's delicious spiked with Grand Marnier or Cognac.

KEY: Fall, Winter, Cocktail Party, New Year's Eve, Nonalcoholic Drinks, Make Ahead

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orange reduction
  • 2 1/ 4 cups fresh orange juice
  • Strips of zest from 2 navel oranges
  • Three 3-inch-long cinnamon sticks, broken into pieces
  • 3 cups fresh orange juice
  • 2 cups fresh red grapefruit juice
  • 1 tablespoon grenadine syrup
  • 2 1/2 cups cold grapefruit soda (20 ounces)
  • Orange slices and ground cinnamon, for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. MAKE THE PUNCH In a saucepan, boil the orange juice, zest and cinnamon sticks over moderately high heat until reduced to 1 cup, 8 minutes. Strain and let cool.
  2. MAKE THE PUNCH In a large glass pitcher, combine the orange reduction with the orange and grapefruit juices and the grenadine. Stir well and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour. Just before serving, pour in the grapefruit soda. Dust the orange slices with cinnamon and serve in the punch.
Contributed By Photo © Tina Rupp Published December 2006

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