Given that Christmas falls on a Tuesday - should I host TATT next week? Or should I take a week off for the first time since I started?
This week I'm sharing a holiday punch. I look at it like a winter version of sangria...that can be served hot or cold.
Very Merry Punch
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 bottles (750-ml) hearty red wine
1 apple, sliced
1 orange, halved and sliced
1 cup pineapple chunks, fresh or canned
4 whole star anise
1/2 cups orange curaçao
Place water and brown sugar in a medium pot. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until the sugar has dissolved, about 2 minutes.
Add wine, apple, orange, pineapple, and star anise. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 10 minutes.
Stir in orange curaçao and cook for 5 minutes more. Discard star anise. Serve the punch in heat-safe wineglasses or coffee cups, spooning a little fruit into each glass OR chill and serve over ice.
What's cooking in your kitchen?