A sweet and citrusy Italian classic that will work excellently with the warming spices and crisp Prosecco used in this punch.
Cut off quince stems, peel, quarter, core, and cut into chunks.
Add water, sugar, vanilla bean, cinnamon sticks, star anise, and quince to a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover with lid and let simmer for approx. 10 min. Remove from heat, transfer quince to a plate, and leave to cool completely for approx. 1 hour.
When syrup and quince have cooled completely, slice lemon, and add to a large punch bowl along with quince, some of the syrup, and top with Prosecco and Cointreau. Serve with ice and enjoy!