Sparkling Cranberry Punch

Sparkling Cranberry Punch

The kids are out of school, alarms are turned off, and a refreshing punch is calling your name as you relax by the pool or feel the sand in between your toes at the beach. Start your summer off right with one of River Road Recipes I tried and true beverages. So bust out those sunglasses, throw down that towel, and grab you a drink. The ladies of River Road Recipes will help you make it through those hot summer months.

1 large can jellied cranberry sauce

2 1/4 cups water

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup lemon juice

1 teaspoon almond extract

1 1/2 cups ginger ale

Clove-studded lemon slices

Crush cranberry sauce in can with fork and empty into saucepan. Beat with rotary beater. Add water and beat until sauce is melted. Add sugar and cool. Stir in lemon juice, extract, and 1 cup of ginger ale. Just before serving, dilute with remaining 1/2 ginger ale, and serve well iced in frosted glasses. Garnish with mint and clove-studded lemon circles. Serves 12 punch cups.



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