Mulled Wicked Wine Punch

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Serving a punch while entertaining is always a fun treat. Guest really get into it which makes it a special guest at a soiree.

In the 17th century punch was created as a beer alternative for men working on ships. Once the peeps in Great Britain tasted punch, it became the adult beverage of choice and it made it’s way to America. Due to the love of punch, the punch bowl was created for celebrations and gatherings.

Long story short, punch is all about having a good time. I think one of the best ways to make a warm punch is in a Crock-Pot. It’s a great way  to simmer ingredients, makes the house smell all yummy, and keep the punch warm throughout a party.

If you want to make a punch to take on the go, then the Cook and Carry Crock-Pot is where it’s at. It’s easy to carry and heat the beverage backup. Just imagine when you arrive with your punch, you will be the DIY Diva of the night. A Crock-Pot is always a game changer.

The following Mulled Wicked Wine Punch is perfect for a Halloween party and the rest of Autumn. It’s also perfect for sipping during the December holiday season. Cheers!

Mulled Wicked Wine Punch

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle of red wine  (such as a Merlot,  Tempranillo, or  French Red Blend)

  • 2 cups orange juice

  • 1 cup fresh cranberries

  • ⅓ cup sugar (optional)

  • 1 orange

  • 2 tbsp whole cloves

  • 3 Cinnamon Sticks

  • ½ cup French brandy ( Cognac or Armagnac)

  • Garnish with cinnamon sticks and orange slices

Directions:

  1. Pour entire bottle of wine into the Crock-Pot

  2.  Next add in orange juice, cranberries, oranges, cloves and cinnamon sticks

  3. Cook on low for 3 hours; make sure the wine does not boil

  4. Remove the orange and cinnamon sticks, strain the wine into a large bowl

  5. Use a spoon to press juices out of the cranberries into the wine

  6. Pour the wine back into the Crock-Pot and slowly stir in the French brandy

  7. Add in the sugar (if desired)

  8. Serve with garnish of cinnamon sticks, orange slices, or go rogue

  9. Keep your Crock-Pot on warm to keep the mulled wine warm for serving



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