I love getting ready for Christmas. There are so many things that I enjoy doing to “prepare” for the holiday. One tradition that I have been doing for years now, is making this Cranberry Punch.
It was one of those recipes I just stumbled upon. I find it quite intriguing to look through old recipes and cookbooks. It’s interesting to see how some things change…and how some haven’t. I’ll never forget finding it in my mom’s Betty Crocker cookbook from the 1970’s. It not only had the punch recipe, but also how to make an ice ring along with it. Sometimes, I have felt that the old-fashioned punch bowl and punch ring have become a lost art. So I will keep on making them 🙂
As you can see, I used this glass pitcher this year – it’s got more of a country feel to it. I went to find my punch bowl, and found it was broken (I just use an inverted cake stand). Broken during our move…(tear). But a pitcher works well, too. 🙂
I started out making this for Joe’s birthday, as it lands just a few days before Christmas. Cranberries just go along with Christmas, and so do the red and green colors. It’s fun to garnish with fruit and a sprig of mint – it’s a refreshing drink we all enjoy together with family and friends. I hope you will, too! Merry Christmas!
- 3 c. (24 oz) pineapple juice, chilled
- 3 c. (24 oz) cranberry juice, chilled
- 4 c. Ginger Ale
- cranberries, lemon and lime slices for garnish
- In a large pitcher or punch bowl, stir pineapple juice, cranberry juice, and Ginger Ale together. Add ice (or ice ring) and garnish with fruit. Serve to your favorite people. Merry Christmas!