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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Cranberry Slush

This is a delicious punch that would be perfect for the holidays. If you are serving individual drinks it looks really pretty if make a garnish for each glass. All you need is wooden skewers, fresh cranberries, and orange and lime slices. On each wooden skewer place one cranberry close to the top, then a thin triangle shaped wedge of lime, a thin triange shaped wedge of orange, and top with another cranberry (as shown above. This is just water, not the punch). If you're serving a big group you can place frozen grapes, strawberries and raspberries, that act like ice cubes, right in the punch. You could also float sliced oranges, limes and marichino cherries.

Cranberry Slush

Gooseberry Patch Family Favorite Recipes

3/4 cup sugar

8 cups water, divided

2 cups white grape juice

12 oz. can frozen orange juice concentrate

12 oz. can frozen cranberry juice cocktail concentrate
6 oz. can frozen lime aide concentrate
2 liter bottle lemon-lime soda, chilled
Optional Garnishes- fresh cranberries, orange and lime slices
Combine sugar and 2 cups water in a large saucepan over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add grape juice, next 3 ingredients and remaining 6 cups water. Pour into 2 (one-gallon size) heavy duty plastic Ziploc bags; freeze until solid. To serve, place frozen mixture into a punch bowl; pour chilled lemon-lime soda over mixture. Stir to break up chunks until mixture is slushy. Garnish each serving, if desired. Makes 23 1/2 cups.
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