Sharon's Recipes

DECEMBER: Prancer’s Punch

This is a great nonalcoholic punch for the holidays. Not to say that a little Vodka wouldn’t help the festivities, but. I served this at an office party and they drank it all.

ICE MOLD:

Ingredients:

Jello mold, or any ring mold
A bag of cranberries
Water

Fill the mold with cranberries and pour water in slowly. (Or you could fill it with O.J. or Cider). Place in the freezer until needed. I always try to remember to make a decorative ice mold for punches. It is so much nicer than floating ice cubes.

PUNCH:

Ingredients:

4 quarts of water
3 cups of sugar
12 oz. lemon juice
1 quart of apple juice or cider
1 quart of cranberry juice
1 pint of orange juice
1 pint of strong black tea
LEAVE SELTZER TO LAST
1 large bottle of seltzer ( plain, lime, cranberry, your choice)

Mix the water and sugar in a large pot. Bring to a boil to dissolve the sugar. Let cool.
ADD REST OF THE INGREDIENTS EXCEPT THE SELTZER.
Refrigerate in 2 gallon containers.

When ready to serve pour one gallon into a punch bowl. Add half of the seltzer and float the ice mold. Refill with second gallon and more seltzer.

You can fudge the quantities or ingredients depending on what you have in the house. A little more or less cider or cranberry will be fine.

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