Just in time for the holidays, a crowd-pleasing 12 Days of Christmas-inspired spiced punch.
1 750-mililiter bottle of Bluecoat American Gin
8 ounces Vieux Carré Absinthe
8 ounces fresh lemon juice
1/4 pound powdered 10X sugar
16 ounce fresh juiced cranberries
32 ounces fresh apple cider
6 cardamom pods, toasted
2 star anise, toasted
10 dashes Fee Brothers cranberry bitters
10 dashes Angostura bitters
32 ounces sparkling water
Mint sprigs, for garnish
In a large bowl, whisk together gin, absinthe, sugar, and lemon juice until the sugar has dissolved.
Add cranberry juice, apple cider, cardamom, star anise, cranberry, and bitters, and stir together.
Just before serving, add the sparkling water and mint sprigs.