Mulled cranberry punch with a festive cranberry ice mold.
Cranberry Cosmo Punch
Mulled Cranberry Juice:
6 cups unsweetened cranberry juice
3 cups light brown sugar
6 pods star anise
3 cinnamon sticks
9 cups vodka
1 1/4 cups triple sec
Orange twist, for garnish, optional
As seen on: Giada's Holiday Handbook, Episode 3. Friendsgiving Party.
For the mulled cranberry juice, combine the cranberry juice, brown sugar, cloves, star anise and cinnamon in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then reduce to medium-low and simmer for 30 minutes. Let cool to room temperature before placing in the refrigerator to cool completely. Strain just before using.
For the punch, combine the vodka, triple sec and 4 1/2 cups of the mulled cranberry juice in a large punch bowl over ice or a juice ice mold (see Cook's Note). Stir to combine. Garnish with the orange twist if using.
Cook's Note: To make a juice ice mold, combine 2 parts cranberry juice to 1 part water and pour into a Bundt pan. Sprinkle in some frozen cranberries if desired. Freeze until solid.