Sonoma-Cutrer Wine Punch
A fruit-filled punch that will become the centerpiece of every party.
Total Time 20 minutes
Prep Time 15 mins
Difficulty Level Easy
1 1/2 c water
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 bottles (750-ml) Sonoma-Cutrer Pinot Noir
1 apple, sliced
1 orange, halved and sliced
1 c pineapple chunks, fresh or canned
4 whole star anise
1/2 c orange Curacao
Place water and brown sugar in a Dutch oven.
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 Curacao 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.