Recipe: Christmas Party Punch

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This old fashioned recipe certainly packs a punch and is a good talking point for your newly arrived guests. Don’t forget to serve in heat-proof glasses


  • Three and a half pints (2 litre) red wine
  • One and a half pints (825ml) water, boiling
  • 1 wine glass of brandy
  • 1 wine glass of Cointreau
  • 2 cloves
  • 12 cubes sugar
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 x 2 inch (5cm) stick of cinnamon
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Gently pour the wine into a saucepan and then add the sugar, cinnamon, cloves and thinly pared rind of one orange
    2. Place the pan over a gentle heat and increase the heat to near boiling point, being careful not to allow the wine to boil
    3. Add the brandy, Cointreau and water then stir well
    4. Strain the liquid into a punch bowl
    5. Ladle the punch into warmed glasses and serve

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