Hot Scarlet Wine Punch


Welcome holiday guests with this festive cocktail flavored with cinnamon and cranberry.

Hot Scarlet Wine Punch
Photo: Scott Little
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 40 mins


  • 2 inch stick cinnamon, broken into 1-inch pieces

  • 4 whole cloves

  • 1 32 ounce bottle cranberry juice (4 cups)

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 750 milliliter bottle white Zinfandel or dry white wine

  • Cranberry-Cinnamon Swizzle Sticks (optional)


  1. For spice bag, cut a double thickness of 100%-cotton cheesecloth into a 6-inch square. Place cinnamon and cloves in center of cheesecloth square. Bring up corners of cheesecloth and tie closed with clean 100%-cotton kitchen string.

  2. In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, combine spice bag, cranberry juice, and brown sugar.

  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours or on high-heat setting for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Remove spice bag.

  4. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Stir wine into mixture in cooker. Cover and cook for 30 minutes more.

  5. Serve immediately or cover and keep warm on warm setting or low-heat setting for up to 2 hours. Stir occasionally.

  6. If desired, serve with Cranberry-Cinnamon Swizzle Sticks.

Cranberry-Cinnamon Swizzle Sticks:

Break or crush cinnamon sticks into long, thin pieces. Thread fresh cranberries onto the cinnamon pieces.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

99 Calories
16g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 99
% Daily Value *
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Total Sugars 15g
Vitamin C 25.4mg 127%
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 84mg 2%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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