Spiced (and Spiked) Concord Grape Punch

Spiced (and Spiked) Concord Grape Punch

A bone-chilling celebration calls for cocktails of an equally eerie sort, such as this deep-purple punch. Cardamom pods, fresh grated nutmeg, and cinnamon sticks infuse concord grape juice with plenty of warm, spiced flavors. Mix it with vodka for a festive, adult beverage.


  • 1 gallon Concord grape juice

  • 8 cardamom pods

  • 4 cinnamon sticks

  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg

  • 1 1/3 cups Simple Syrup

  • 7 cups vodka (optional)

  • Ice cubes

  • Concord grapes, for garnish


  1. Combine grape juice and spices in a large pot. Bring just to a simmer, then remove from heat and let stand, covered, 20 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve (discard solids), and chill. To serve, combine with simple syrup and vodka, if using. Serve over ice in a tall glass, and garnish with grapes.

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