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Spiced Cranberry Punch

This easy punch is pretty enough to be the centerpiece of your holiday table and can be made ahead of time..win-win!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 194kcal


  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup, using more or less to your taste
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, sliced
  • 8 all-spice berries
  • 5 cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 cups 100% cranberry or pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 1/2-2 cups vodka
  • 4-6 (12 ounce) cans sparkling water
  • chai spice sugar or cinnamon sugar, for the rim (optional)
  • sliced oranges, mint, and star anise, for serving (optional)


  • 1. In a pot, bring 1/2 cup water, the cranberries, honey, ginger, all-spice, cloves, and cinnamon sticks to a boil over high heat. Boil 5 minutes, until the cranberries begin to burst, then remove from the heat. Let cool. Remove the ginger slices, all-spice berries, and cloves. If desired, strain out the cranberries.
    2. In a large pitcher, combine the cranberry syrup, cranberry juice, orange juice, and vodka. Chill until ready to serve. 
    3. Just before serving, add the sparkling water. If desired, rim each class in Chai sugar (recipe in notes), then fill with ice and pour the punch over. Garnish each drink with an orange slice and star anise, if desired. 


Chai Sugar: In a shallow bowl, combine 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ginger, 1/2 teaspoon cardamom, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon all-spice, 1/4 teaspoon cloves, a tiny pinch of pepper, and 1/3 cup granulated sugar. 


Calories: 194kcal