Sparkling Cranberry 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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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! The Test Kitchen
64 ozcranberry juice, divided
6 ozcan frozen orange pineapple juice
1 lbottle 7 up or ginger ale
1 qtraspberry sherbert, divided
2 ccranberry juice
1/3 cfresh cranberries
1/3 cfresh fruit your choice, strawberries, blueberries, etc
1 1/2 cfrozen whipped topping, thawed
How to Make Sparkling Cranberry Punch
- Make your floating ring ahead of time, I use a bundt pan because it has a pretty deep design on it.
- Thaw the frozen topping so you can combine it with other ingredients.
- Combine all floating ring ingredients.
- Place in a freezer, and when it starts to set, give a stir to distribute the fresh fruit through out the mold.
- 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.
- 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.
- Add the rest of liquids as you desire, don't fill up all the way to make room for floating ring.
- 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.
- Place frozen ring on tiop of your punch, add the sherbert in the middle, and TA DAH! You got one fabulous looking punch.