Tipsy Tuesday: Big-Batch Holiday Cocktail November 18, 2014 The holidays bring people together to gather and be merry, finding that perfect cocktail to serve a large crowd is not always an easy task. Thanks to the Spiced Blood Orange Champagne Punch, your holiday festivities are not only festive but seriously merry. The flavors get you in the mood for the holidays and your guests ready to celebrate the season. source Spiced Blood Orange Champagne Punch Serves 3 to 5 Ingredients: 3 cups freshly squeezed blood orange juice or store bought 100% blood orange juice 3 tablespoons sugar 1 cinnamon stick 2 whole star anise 1 cup dry white wine 1 (500ml) bottle brut champagne, chilled Directions: 1. Place the blood orange juice, sugar, cinnamon and star anise in a small pot and bring to a boil, over medium-high heat. 2. Once the mixture begins to boil, reduce the heat to medium/medium-low and simmer until the liquid has reduced by half, 30 to 40 minutes. 3. While the mixture is still hot, stir in the white wine until completely combined. Allow to cool before placing in the refrigerator to chill, at least 2 hours. 4. When ready to serve, place 3 tablespoons of the blood orange mixture into the bottom of each glass and top with chilled champagne (about ½ way to 2/3 of the way full). Serve!