I've been meaning to post this recipe since I made this punch for my girlfriends Friendsgiving last month because it was so good and everyone loved it. It was such a fun drink to serve for a gathering and the cranberries make it really pretty in a jar. This would be perfect for Christmas parties coming up in the next couple weeks and when you have guests over to have a fun drink on Christmas Day. Hope you enjoy!
| SPARKLING CRANBERRY APPLE CIDER PUNCH |
1 cup fresh cranberries
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
4 cups apple cider [fresh-pressed], chilled
2 cups ginger ale, chilled
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 cups cranberry juice, chilled
1 | In a small saucepan, combine the cranberries and water and simmer for 2-3 minutes until the cranberries pop and split. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar. Let cool to room temperature [or chill in the refrigerator].
2 | In a 2-quart pitcher, pour in the cranberry mixture. Add the apple cider, ginger ale, lemon juice and cranberry juice. Mix.
3 | Serve in cups with crushed ice.