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Noel Punch

Ingredients

For the cinnamon syrup:

2 cups water

2 cups sugar

2 tablespoons cinnamon

For the punch

1 (750-ml) bottle Old Grand-Dad bourbon

2 (750-ml) bottles Noilly Prat sweet vermouth

4 tablespoons Angostura bitters

4 cups water

2 bottles sparkling wine

Directions

  1. Make the syrup: Combine water, sugar, and cinnamon in saucepan. Simmer over low heat until sugar dissolves. Cool and strain solids.
  2. Combine syrup and remaining ingredients except for sparkling wine in punch bowl. Refrigerate for 24 hours before serving or chill with a block of ice in punch bowl. Add wine just before serving.