Ready to celebrate? Swap out the club soda for prosecco or a dry champagne for a festive twist on this drink!

Mulled Cranberry Spritzer

Recipe by Elise Portale

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 20–30 minutes

Serves: 8–10

What you’ll need:

4 cups cranberry juice

1 cup sugar

2 cinnamon sticks

1 star anise

1 tablespoon whole allspice

1 tablespoon whole clove

Club soda, to serve

Oranges, sliced, to garnish

Limes, sliced, to garnish

Whole cranberries, to garnish

Rosemary sprigs, to garnish

If you mix drinks individually, you can personalize the sweetness for each guest, adding more or less syrup to taste.

What you’ll do:

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the cranberry juice, sugar, cinnamon sticks and star anise. Using a tea ball or cheesecloth tied with bakers twine, add in the allspice and cloves.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil; then lower to a simmer. Cook the mixture until it’s reduced to 1 cup of thick syrup, 20–30 minutes. Remove it from the heat and refrigerate in an airtight container until ready to serve or for up to 1 week.
  3. To serve, combine the cranberry syrup with club soda in a punch bowl. For every 2 cups of club soda, use about ¼ cup syrup. Stir to combine, add ice and garnish the punch with sliced oranges, limes, fresh cranberries and star anise. Serve cups of punch with a sprig of rosemary.