Want a beautiful centerpiece on your serving table? Want a delicious drink all your guests will love…even the kids? I’ve got a recipe for that! This stunning, non-alcoholic, Sparkling Holiday Punch is as delicious as it is beautiful!
A few years ago a friend of mine made this drink for a party we were in charge of. It was a gorgeous addition to the serving table and was one of the most refreshing punches I had ever tasted. This Cucumber Lime-ade, is another one of my all-time favs!
I quickly got the recipe from her. She had found it on All Recipes.
When I read through the recipe I was surprised to see how many lemons and oranges it called for. It seemed like a really excessive amount to slice up for garnish in a punch bowl. And with the price of oranges and lemons beingn a little pricey these days, I opted to use half as many as it called for….and honestly that was probably still a little excessive.
Because I wanted the drink to really pop as a beautiful decorative piece not just a delicious drink, I decided to add limes and fresh cranberries for more color. It makes a big difference. I sliced up three limes because mine were extra small, but two regular sized ones would be plenty.
The original recipe also calls for Sparkling Cider as one of the ingredients, but that stuff is around three dollars a bottle and they were calling for 4 of them. My thrifty self just couldn’t do that so I opted for a great replacement of apple juice and ginger-ale.
The results are delicious and beautiful to look at.
My punch bowl can only hold half of the punch at a time. I put all of the oranges, lemons, limes and cranberries in and then I add half of the liquid ingredients and sugar. When it is almost empty I add the remaining liquids and sugar. Works great! If your punch bowl is large, you will probably be able to fit all of it at once.
Your thirsty party guests are going to love this drink! …and so are you!!!
More delicious drinks
- 2 large oranges, thinly sliced
- 2 large lemons, thinly sliced
- 2 large limes, thinly sliced
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 1 frozen lemonade concentrate
- 1 2L Ginger-ale
- 1 2L Club Soda
- 64 ounces of apple juice
- ¼-1/2 cup granulated sugat (to taste)
- Depending on the size of your punch bowl combine all of the liquid ingredients or half of them. I do half because my punch bowl can't hold it all. If your punch bowl is extra small, just make sure to do equal parts of all the liquids.
- Add the sliced oranges, lemons, limes and cranberries. Stir and taste.
- Add sugar to taste. Start with 2 tbsp.
- Can add ice if desired.