Begin your Thanksgiving mid –morning with a pitcher of Cranberry Ginger Punch. The punch is made with home-made ginger simple syrup, cranberry and orange juice with a hint of ginger ale. The beverage is served in cocktail glasses with crushed ice and several fresh cranberries skewered on a stir stick. The bubbly cranberry punch will prepare the palate for the appetizer Sweet Potato Crostini with Cranberry Pear Salsa.
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
¼ cup chopped ginger root
2 cups unsweetened Cranberry Juice-tested Knudson Just Cranberry
1 cup orange juice
1 liter ginger ale or sprite
3-5 fresh cranberries for each stir stick
In small saucepan, place sugar, water and chopped ginger root over high heat to boiling for one minute or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool for 20 minutes. Remove ginger pieces from mixture. Pour Ginger Syrup into a glass pitcher. Add cranberry and orange juice with the ginger syrup. Pour beverage over crushed ice in individual cocktail glasses, add ginger ale. Dress up the beverage with a cranberry skewer.