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This cranberry cocktail is a swirl of favorite flavors: maple syrup, brown sugar, vanilla, and red wine. Serve it with a stirrer beaded with poached cranberries. Our Santa Swizzle Sticks clip art is affixed to a sphere of honeycomb paper and topped with his signature hat.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2006



Cook's Notes

Syrup can be refrigerated in an airtight container until ready to use, up to 3 days.

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  • MrsW1ls0n
    3 DEC, 2010
    Not to throw fuel on a fire, but heating does not remove the alcohol via evaporation (esp. not in such a short period of time). This "food myth" was featured on Food Network, and they did several controlled experiments conducted by food chemists that proved alcohol will not cook completely out of food. I wish that was the case because I'm expecting, and we're hosting a party next weekend! However, there are some great looking non-alcholic beverages on here that would be great for mixed crowds!
  • SueGomes
    24 NOV, 2010
    Actually, slingback, heating the wine after bringing it to a boil is more than enough to evaporate the alcohol.(I do know for a fact) Your attack to one of our fellow ladies is not appreciated.
  • sueanncanny
    1 JAN, 2009
    new years cocktail
  • MS10650059
    1 FEB, 2008
    Deanna, if your mixed group includes children, teetotalers, and designated drivers, you might want to rethink serving this cocktail to everyone. Heating 2 cups of wine for 10 minutes after bringing the mixture to a boil would probably not evaporate all the alcohol. Possibly not even most of it, though I'm not a food chemist and couldn't prove it.
  • deanna_munger
    3 DEC, 2007
    The wine is cooked, so this is a great option for a mixed group. It has the characteristic taste of wine but can be enjoyed by those who aren't drinking. I made it last year when my parents, who don't drink, were over. I plan to make it this year since I'm expecting. It is fun and festive!
  • titlwayh
    30 NOV, 2007
    Step 2 tells you to pour the mixture over the cranberries and BAKE for 10 mins. That's why you preheat the oven.
  • EnglishHolly
    29 NOV, 2007
    Why does the oven have to be preheated to 350 degrees when the cocktail ingredients are cooked on the stove?
  • lmdobbs3
    15 NOV, 2007
    Is this a non-alcholic drink because of the wine being cooked?

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