This fruity punch has a subtle herbal twist, making it ideal for parties, weddings, showers, and almost any other occasion you could think of. The majority of the punch can be mixed up ahead of time and stored in large containers until it is party time. At that point all you need to do is pour it in your favorite punch bowl and add the ginger ale and garnishes.
When it comes to the main juices, you can pick up one of the cranberry-pomegranate blends. Though I have found that it is not quite the same flavor as the 1:1 mix of the individual juices, likely because the bottled blend does not retain the ratio. Also, if it is available, I often prefer to use the lighter flavor of white cranberry juice. Beyond that, this recipe is rather easy and can be made in a single glass, mixed up to serve the masses, or stored in the refrigerator for everyday drinking (again, add ginger ale when serving).
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: As much as you need
- 1 part cranberry juice
- 1 part pomegranate juice
- 1 part chamomile tea (brewed and chilled)
- 1/4 part lemon juice
- 1/2 part rosemary simple syrup*
- Ginger ale
- Orange, lemon, and lime slices for garnish (or seasonal fruit)
- Combine the juices, tea, and simple syrup in a large container with a tight-fitting lid.
- Shake well.
- Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
- Place an ice block or large ice cubes in a punch bowl.
- Shake the prepared juice mix one more time, then pour into the punch bowl until it is 3/4 full.
- Top off with ginger ale.
- Float the fruit garnishes on top.
*Rosemary Simple Syrup:
- Combine 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, and 1 tablespoon of rosemary in a sauce pan.
- Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until the sugar is completely dissolved.
- Remove from the heat, cover, and allow the syrup to steep for 10 minutes.
- Using a fine mesh strainer, strain out and discard all of the rosemary leaves.
- Allow the strained syrup to cool completely.
- Store in a glass bottle with a tight sealing lid in the refrigerator.
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