Cran Holiday Punch

by James Stevenson

This cocktail was inspired by the classic cranberry and vodka cocktail but I made it into a punch with festive ingredients like cranberry juice, champagne, and cinnamon syrup. It’s super easy to make when entertaining these holidays and will be a hit with all your guests. I used Wheatley Vodka in this punch because it is produced at the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Kentucky and anything to do with whiskey always intrigues me. The wheat distillate used as the base for this vodka really comes through with some soft vanilla notes, which work great with the cinnamon and orange.

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Recipe:

  • 1 bottle of Wheatley Vodka
  • 20 ounces of cranberry juice
  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • ½ cup cinnamon syrup (or to taste)
  • 1 bottle of Champagne
  • 1 orange (sliced)
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Cranberries

Method:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a punch bowl
  2. Fill the punch bowl with ice
  3. Stir to mix everything together
  4. Garnish with orange slices, cinnamon sticks and cranberries

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