When fall is in the air, serve this beverage that combines apple-cranberry juice, plums, and your choice of a fruity white wine.
- Makes: 10 servings
- Prep: 20 mins
- Chill: 4 hrs
teaspoons whole cloves
of a vanilla bean, split lengthwise
64 ounce bottle apple-cranberry juice
medium purple and/or green plums, pitted and sliced
750 milliliter bottle Gewurztraminer, or other fruity white wine*
- Place cloves and vanilla bean in center of a double-thick 6-inch square of 100-percent-cotton cheesecloth. Bring corners of cloth together; tie closed with clean string. Pour apple-cranberry juice into a large container or pitcher. Add plums and spice bag. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.
- Remove and discard cheesecloth bag. Stir in Gewurztraminer. Serve beverage and plum slices over ice. (Or omit the ice and heat the juice mixture and wine in a 4-quart Dutch oven until hot. Serve in heatproof mugs.) Makes 10 to 12 servings.
From the Test Kitchen
Substitute two 12-ounce cans chilled ginger ale for the Gewurztraminer, and serve over ice.
Nutrition Facts (Autumn Punch)
- Per serving:
- 180 kcal cal.,
- 30 mg sodium,
- 33 g carb.,
- 1 g fiber,
- 1 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet