Holiday Punch

Holiday Punch

This refreshing all-purpose beverage gets named Holiday Punch for this time of year, but truthfully, it’s wonderful anytime you have a gathering. It takes no time at all to mix together and has a festive flair with the addition of cranberries. 

It’s a game changer really! Why? Because it’s also very, very good with vodka or white rum.  So those who want to live it up a little can, while non-drinkers, designated drivers and kids also have something great to drink.  

It will allow you to free up some of your valuable time not having to fuss with cocktails and making sure everyone has a drink poured.  I find that if you serve this Holiday Punch and put out bottles of wine, most everyone is happy and can serve themselves. Not to mention it’s rather yummy to sip on with or without alcohol.  Cheers!

Author:  Compelled to Cook

Holiday Punch
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    Servings Prep Time
    6 litres 15 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    6 litres 15 minutes
    Holiday Punch
    Print Recipe
      Servings Prep Time
      6 litres 15 minutes
      Servings Prep Time
      6 litres 15 minutes
      Ingredients
      Servings: litres
      Instructions
      1. Trim ends from oranges, limes and lemons. Cut into 1/8' slices.
      2. Add cranberry juice, pineapple juice and ginger ale to a large punch bowl or beverage dispenser with a spigot. Stir to combine and top with fruit. Serve immediately.
      Recipe Notes

      -If liquid ingredients are not chilled prior to mixing, serve over a small amount of ice if desired.

       

      Magic Hour Cocktail

      Magic Hour Cocktail

      Treats aren’t just for kids on Halloween!!  Adults need a little fun too and I was dying to try my hand at a spooky theme.  The Magic Hour Cocktail is a creamy, orange delight that tastes a lot like a creamsicle, ahem… like a “treat” Fun and delicious to shake up when the adult goblins come knocking on your door.

      You’ll also love that this delightful orange vodka cocktail is dairy free. Yup, it’s coconut milk that makes it creamy and a little frothy.  A splash of vanilla syrup makes it extra dreamy and easy to drink.

      Orange vodka is not a normal item tucked away in my liquor cabinet, it was a gift from my brother.  One day he just shows up with it, I think as a “thank you” for something my husband helped him with.  My memory fails me a little, but I’m guessing he won it or was gifted it himself, as he’s just not an orange vodka kinda guy, nor have I ever indicated I wanted or needed orange vodka.  But in the end, he gifted it to us…lucky me I’d say.  It’s not just any vodka either, but Grey Goose L’Orange Vodka.  Once he gets a taste of this tasty cocktail, he’ll wish he’d kept it for himself.  Enjoy!

      Recipe source for Magic Hour Cocktail adapted just slightly from:  Grey Goose Magic Hour Cocktail

      Magic Hour Cocktail
      Print Recipe
        Servings Prep Time
        1 cocktail 15 minutes
        Cook Time Passive Time
        5 minutes 20 minutes
        Servings Prep Time
        1 cocktail 15 minutes
        Cook Time Passive Time
        5 minutes 20 minutes
        Magic Hour Cocktail
        Print Recipe
          Servings Prep Time
          1 cocktail 15 minutes
          Cook Time Passive Time
          5 minutes 20 minutes
          Servings Prep Time
          1 cocktail 15 minutes
          Cook Time Passive Time
          5 minutes 20 minutes
          Ingredients
          Vanilla Syrup
          Cocktail
          Servings: cocktail
          Instructions
          Vanilla Syrup
          1. Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan and heat to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Once it reaches a full boil and sugar is dissolved, remove from heat and allow to cool. Makes 1/2 cup syrup, or enough for 8 cocktails if using 1/2 ounce per. Will keep several weeks chilled in an airtight container.
          Cocktail
          1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker half filled with ice. Shake until very cold, about 30 seconds. Strain into glasses and garnish with orange zest if desired. Serve immediately.