Saturday, December 8, 2007

Bubbly Cranberry Punch

If you like the flavor of cranberries, you'll love this punch! It's very easy to make and is very festive looking in the punch bowl. If you want to turn it into a stronger drink, try adding a little vodka and ice to each adult serving. Or create something similar to a wine spritzer by mixing half and half with your favorite white wine.

Originally another Taste of Home recipe, I've tweaked this one just a bit. It called for 1-1/2 cups orange juice and 1/2 cup lemon juice. Instead, because I already them on hand, I used 1 cup orange juice and 1 cup lemonade, both reconstituted from frozen concentrate. I mixed everything but the soda the day before and kept it chilled, then added the soda and ice just before serving.

Edited Sunday 12/9: This was a huge hit. Although we had other drink offerings, the punch was completely gone over the course of the 3-hour party.

Bubbly Cranberry Punch

2 (15-oz.) cans jelled cranberry sauce
1 cup orange juice
1 cup lemonade
2 liters ginger ale
ice cubes

In a large pitcher or punch bowl, whisk cranberry sauce until smooth. Stir in orange juice and lemonade until well combined. Chill this mixture until just before you are ready to serve the punch.

At serving time, slowly pour in ginger ale. Stir gently, then add ice cubes as desired.

Makes about 3 quarts of punch.

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