Countdown To Christmas: A Festive Holiday Cocktail

KA_Cocktails_Winter_Christmas Countdown 2015Nothing gets you in the Christmas spirit like a festive holiday cocktail. And on Cape Cod, your holiday cocktails should always star cranberries. So here’s a quick and easy drink starring the quintessential Cape ingredient that you can mix up in batches and serve to guests at your next Fa-la-la fest!

Mulled Wine With Cranberries

Ingredients

1 ½ cups cranberry juice cocktail

½ cup sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
2 pieces star anise
3 cups dry red wine (such as Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon)
½ cup fresh cranberries (we used Tupper Farm organic Brewster berries)

Directions:
In a large saucepan, combine the cranberry juice cocktail, sugar, cinnamon sticks, and star anise. Simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in the wine and cranberries and bring back to a simmer. Serve warm.

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