Xmas Cheer I

This warming, festive mixture of red wine, vermouth and orange juice will enhance any Christmas feast. Decorate the punch bowl with holly and mistletoe for an extra special effect.



26 fl. oz. (1 bottle) red wine

10 fl. oz. sweet vermouth

6 fl. oz. orange juice

2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 orange, thinly sliced

1 lemon, thinly sliced

Pour the red wine, vermouth and orange juice into a large saucepan. Set the pan over moderate heat and bring the liquid to the boil. Add the cinnamon and, using a long-handled wooden spoon, stir until Xmas Cheer I is an ideal drink to serve during the Christmas festivities – and will bring joy to everyone. it dissolves. Reduce the heat to low and simmer the punch for 10 minutes.

Remove the pan from the heat and pour the punch into a heatproof punch bowl. Decorate with the orange and lemon and serve at once.