Sparkling Cranberry Punch

Jane Whittaker

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@janenov46

Years ago I spotted a pretty punch bowl in an antique store, and fell in love with it. I told my hubby that I wanted it for Christmas. He said "Why, you don't ever make punch."
And I said" That's because I don't have a punch bowl!".
The rest is history, of course.
The punch bowl sat on a smaller bowl for a pedestel and had matching cups, with hooks to mount them on the side of the bowl.
I always made punch during the holidays because it was something special and non alcoholic for the kids, and of course for the adults you could add some "cheer".


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Serves:

20

Prep:

15 Min

Method:

No-Cook or Other

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Not only does this punch have a great flavor, but it's also downright gorgeous! The fruit/ice ring is a terrific idea for any special occasion and can be adjusted to fit the event and the ingredients you have on hand. Have fun!

Ingredients

64 oz
cranberry juice, divided
6 oz
can frozen orange pineapple juice
1 l
bottle 7 up or ginger ale
1 qt
raspberry sherbert, divided
floating ring:
2 c
cranberry juice
1/3 c
fresh cranberries
1/3 c
fresh fruit your choice, strawberries, blueberries, etc
1 1/2 c
frozen whipped topping, thawed

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Make your floating ring ahead of time, I use a bundt pan because it has a pretty deep design on it.
2
Thaw the frozen topping so you can combine it with other ingredients.
3
Combine all floating ring ingredients.
4
Place in a freezer, and when it starts to set, give a stir to distribute the fresh fruit through out the mold.
5
When you are ready for your guests put punch together. I literally wait until every one is there to keep the sparkle in the punch.
6
Put the frozen orange pineapple in your punch bowl, then add Half the cranberry juice, and half the ginger ale, stir to melt the juice.
7
Add the rest of liquids as you desire, don't fill up all the way to make room for floating ring.
8
Put some hot water in your sink. Add the frozen ring and place in it just to loosen it enough to get it out of your mold.
9
Place frozen ring on tiop of your punch, add the sherbert in the middle, and TA DAH! You got one fabulous looking punch.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy