Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mock-Cocktail Time - Holiday Pomegranate Punch

I love punch recipes. They are all the same yet different. There is something fun about punch at a party and for some reason we only make punch for special occasions. If I could afford it I would have a coffee and punch bar set up year round. Punch seems to be the ultimate southern lady drink and it seems to taste the best when served in a small clear glass cup with your pinkie finger sticking out.
There is party that I have catered for three years now during the holiday. Like most parties they have a large bar area set up but I always make a non-alcoholic option for those who either have had too much to drink, or for those who don't want to even go there in public. It is a pomegranate punch that to me seems to have the perfect sweet and tart bite and it is a beautiful red color. You can easily change it a number of ways since, once again, it is pretty hard to mess up punch! So, for those of you throwing a good party this year, try adding this to your drink line. Don't for get the fancy clear cups!

Pomegranate Punch
1/2 bottle cranberry pomegranate juice
1 liter ginger ale
1/4 bottle orange juice
juice of one lime
Garnishes: frozen lime slices, frozen cranberries, frozen orange slice, fresh mint

Pour all into a large container and throw in frozen garnishes to keep the punch cold.

Enjoy Y'all!

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