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Tree Trimming Punch

This tree trimming punch is the most perfect christmas punch to drink while decorating the tree! Rich red wine is the base and there's a bit of orange, some spice, cinnamon and a gorgeous jeweled holiday ice cubes!
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Ingredients

  • 1 orange thinly
  • 1/2 cup autumn syrup recipe below
  • 1/2 cup  orange juice
  • 1/2 cup Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur
  • 1 cup sparkling pomegranate soda
  • 1 750mL bottle lambrusco, chilled
  • 1 cup club soda

autumn simple syrup

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • a few slices of orange rind

Instructions 

  • Note: if you want to make festive ice cubes, add some cranberries, pomegranate and rosemary to an ice cube tray and fill it with hot water. Freeze overnight!
  • Add the ice cubes and orange slices to the bottom of a punch bowl. Stir together the syrup, orange juice, grand marnier, pom soda, lambrusco and club soda. Serve immediately! Enjoy.

autumn simple syrup

  • Combine all ingredients together in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk constantly until the sugar dissolves and let simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely. You can store this in the fridge for a few days – I keep the spices and rind in the syrup for flavor, but remove right before using.
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