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Cran-licious Christmas Punch

Here's a punch that both adults and children will enjoy. The fruity flavors are especially refreshing!—Helen Roland, Miami, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    18 servings (about 3 quarts)


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 2 cups water
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1 liter ginger ale, chilled


  • In a Dutch oven, combine the first five ingredients. Cook over medium heat until the berries pop, about 15 minutes. Cool slightly.
  • Strain mixture through a fine strainer, pressing mixture with a spoon; discard pulp and spices. Stir in juices. Refrigerate until chilled.
  • Just before serving, place mixture in a punch bowl; stir in water and ginger ale.

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