• Fizzy Drinks for the Holidays

    By food contributor Brittany

    holiday punch

    For Thanksgiving every year my family would have a festive punch or iced drink, and as a child I remember that being my favorite thing of Thanksgiving! This cranberry apple cider punch brings all flavors of fall into one drink and adds a pretty color to the Thanksgiving table.  Children will especially love it! And for the more simple palates I included a refreshing honey sage soda.

    drinks for the holidays

     keep reading for the recipe…
    holiday fizzy drinks
    Cranberry-Apple Cider Punch
    source here
    4 cups apple cider, chilled
    2 cups cranberry juice cocktail, chilled
    2 cups ginger ale, chilled
    1 can (12oz.) frozen orange juice concentrate
    apple slices & orange slices for garnish
    frozen cranberries, optional for garnish
    or rosemary cranberry sprig for individual garnish, as shown in image
    drink garnish
    In a 4 quart container, combine cider, juice, and orange juice concentrate. Refrigerate until serving time.
    Just before serving pour punch into punch bowl and add chilled ginger ale. Garnish with frozen cranberries, apple & orange slices.
    homemade soda
    Honey Sage Simple Syrup
    1/2 cup honey
    1 cup water
    5 sprigs of sage
    In a small sauce pan bring the honey and water to a boil and reduce to simmer until the honey has dissolved.
    Turn off the heat and add the sage. Allow it to steep for at least 15 minutes and cool.
    honey sage soda
    Honey Sage Soda
    1-2 tbsp. honey sage simple syrup
    a slice of lime, squeezed
    ginger ale
    ice cubes
    sage leaves for garnish
    Combine simple syrup with lime and add ginger ale, you may want to add more of the simple syrup depending on your taste. Add ice and top with a sage leaf.

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    5. Emily said… November 26, 2014 11:15 am

      I was looking for a recipe like this! Thanks!

    6. Michaela said… November 24, 2014 5:13 pm

      This pregnant lady thanks you for putting together some non-alcohoilc drink options for the holidays!

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