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Autumn Punch

Makes: 10 to 12 servings
Prep 20 mins Chill 4 hrs
Autumn Punch
Ingredients
  • 2  teaspoons  whole cloves
  • 1/2  of a vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 1 64  ounce bottle  apple-cranberry juice
  • 4  medium purple and/or green plums, pitted and sliced
  • 1 750  milliliter bottle  Gewurztraminer, or other fruity white wine*
  •  Ice cubes
Directions

1. 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.

2. 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*Nonalcoholic Option:
  • Substitute two 12-ounce cans chilled ginger ale for the Gewurztraminer, and serve over ice.
Nutrition Facts (Autumn Punch)
  • Servings Per Recipe 10,
  • cal. (kcal) 180,
  • carb. (g) 33,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 1,
  • vit. A (IU) 243,
  • vit. C (mg) 64,
  • sodium (mg) 30,
  • calcium (mg) 10,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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