If you’re looking for a festive and EASY holiday punch, you’ve come to the right place. It’s no secret that I love a good craft cocktail but when I’m hosting a party, sometimes I just want to throw a few ingredients in a punch bowl and give it a stir. This recipe is that easy!
This is a light, refreshing vodka punch with a hint of orange. The ginger ale makes it very easy to drink. Make sure you get naturally sweetened cranberry juice – not cranberry cocktail and not unsweetened.
I made this cranberry punch even more festive with a Holly Ice Ring made out of mint from garden and fresh cranberries. It was so pretty as it melted!
You may want to sweeten the punch just a touch with either simple syrup or grenadine. I used about two tablespoons of simple syrup (which I always have in the fridge!) to sweetened it to my liking.
Jingle Bell Punch
64 oz 100% pure cranberry juice (naturally sweetened)
16 oz (2 cups) vodka
1/4 cup orange curacao
1 liter ginger ale
Optional: simple syrup or grenadine to taste (up to 1/4 cup)
Holly Ice Ring
Mint for serving
- Combine cranberry juice, vodka, orange curacao, and ginger ale to a pitcher or punch bowl. Give it a taste and sweeten to your liking with a bit of simple syrup or grenadine. (I used about two tablespoons.)
- Add Holly Ice Ring (recipe follows) and fresh cranberries. Serve over ice with a sprig of mint in each glass.
- The night before your party, add mint sprigs and fresh cranberries to an ice mold or bundt pan. Cover with about 1″ of water.
- Freeze for a couple of hours until frozen, then repeat with two more layers, freezing in between. Let freeze overnight. When ready to serve, flip the ice mold upside down and run warm water over the pan until the ice ring pops out into your hands. Add to punch.
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