Spiced Sherry Punch Recipe
Active time: 5 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
To make the spiced syrup: In a medium saucepan, combine 2 cups water with sugar, star anise, allspice berries, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon stick and ginger. Simmer over medium heat until reduced to 2 cups, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat, strain and set aside to cool. Pour syrup into 4 (4-ounce) resealable glass bottles. Refrigerated syrup will keep for at least 3 months.
To make punch: In large pot, combine 4 ounces spiced syrup with sherry and whiskey and heat over medium heat until warm, about 8 minutes. Serve warm in punch cups.
Sweeten the Pot
This spiced syrup plays well with nonalcoholic drinks, too. Try these alternatives, which feel like a holiday in a glass.