This low-alcohol punch leans on tart cranberry juice and spicy ginger ale for a big punch of flavor, allowing the booze to take a back seat. Frozen cranberries stand in for a traditional punch ring, keeping this fizzy drink nice and cold. Have an extra bottle of cold sparkling wine on hand for guests to top off their cups.

Josh Miller
November 2020

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Photo by Greg DuPree / Prop Styling by Claire Spollen

Recipe Summary

active:
5 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Yield:
16
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat star anise, cinnamon sticks, and vanilla bean in a small skillet over medium-low, tossing occasionally, until toasted and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Transfer mixture to a punch bowl. Add cranberry juice and liqueur, if using, to punch bowl. Refrigerate 1 hour.

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  • Just before serving, add ginger ale, wine, cranberries, and sliced citrus to punch bowl. Serve over ice, if desired.

Notes

Use a spicy ginger ale, such as Blenheim, for more flavor.