Autumn Punch

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Ingredients

  • teaspoons whole cloves
  • 1/2 of a vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 1 64 ouncebottleapple-cranberry juice
  • medium purple and/or green plums, pitted and sliced
  • 1  750 milliliterbottleGewurztraminer, or other fruity white wine*
  • Ice cubes

Directions

1. Place cloves and vanilla bean in center of a double-thick  6-inch square of 100-percent-cotton cheesecloth. Bring corners of cloth together; tie closed with clean string. Pour apple-cranberry juice into a large container or pitcher. Add plums and spice bag. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.

2. Remove and discard cheesecloth bag. Stir in Gewurztraminer. Serve beverage and plum slices over ice.

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