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.
Cranberry-Apple Cider Punch
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
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.
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
1-2 tbsp. honey sage simple syrup
a slice of lime, squeezed
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.