Non Alcoholic Holiday Punch even the kid’s can enjoy
1 (64 fluid ounce) bottle cranberry juice
4 liters lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage from Trader Joes
3 oranges, sliced into rounds
Sprinkle with fresh cranberries for color
8 cups crushed ice
4 cups of Raspberry juice or can crush raspberries and add 2 tablespoons of agave syrup.
Wassail is a wonderful holiday treat and is perfect for serving at your parties. It’s healthier than other holiday drinks and it warms the soul on cold nights.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 3 hours
1 gallon apple cider
2 cups cranberry juice
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup sugar
3 cinnamon sticks (or 3 Tbs. ground cinnamon)
1/2 cup – 1 cup brandy (optional)
Set your crock-pot to its lower setting, and pour in apple cider, cranberry juice, honey and sugar, mixing carefully. As it heats up, stir so that the honey and sugar dissolve. Stud the oranges with the cloves, and place in the pot (they’ll float). Add allspice, ginger and nutmeg to taste — usually a couple of tablespoons of each are plenty. Finally, snap the cinnamon sticks in half and add those as well. Cover your pot and simmer 2 – 4 hours on low heat.