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Christmas Cheer Punch

Fruity and bright with just enough kick from the spiced rum to make it festive, this punch is our go-to holiday libation. Make a double batch so it’s easy to refill the punch bowl when it gets low.

It’s that easy: Ice rings won’t always fit your punch bowl. Especially if using a soup tureen or irregular shape. If you have large round ice cube molds, fill them with cranberries and water and freeze them to add to the punch bowl instead.

Christmas Cheer Punch
Christmas Cheer Punch
Prep time:
10min
Total time:
10min

Servings:
16

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. (2 cups) cranberry juice, chilled
  • 8 oz. (1 cup) ruby red grapefruit juice, chilled
  • 8 oz. (1 cup) spiced rum, chilled
  • 2 - 750 ml bottles A to Z Rose Bubbles sparkling wine, chilled
  • 24 oz. (4 cups) ginger beer, chilled
  • Cranberries, grapefruit slices, cinnamon sticks as garnish
  • Ice ring or large molded ice balls, optional

Instructions

  1. If you’d like to make it ahead, combine the cranberry juice, grapefruit juice and rum and keep it chilled.
  2. Transfer the juice to a punch bowl and add the champagne and ginger beer just before serving.
  3. Garnish with cranberries, grapefruit slices, cinnamon sticks and an ice ring, if desired.

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By Carla Snyder
Carla has spent the past 30 years in the food world as a caterer, artisan baker, cooking school teacher, food writer and author of 6 cook books including the James Beard nominated Big Book of Appetizers. Her passion is sharing fresh, cooked-from-scratch weeknight meals that cut prep time and practically eliminate that nightly sink full of dishes.

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