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Chanukah Holiday Punch
This delicious combination of fruit juices and gingerale make a terrific Hanukkah holiday punch. Grape juice may be substituted for the red wine, so non-drinkers and children can also enjoy this festive punch.
For a "Warm" Variation
If you prefer to serve a warm beverage; place all the ingredients in a large saucepan (omitting the gingerale and ice cubes). Add a sachet of mulling spices and 2 tablespoons of sugar and heat to just below boiling point and keep this temperature for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the sachet of mulling spices, pour warm mixture into punch bowl, and garnish with the sliced oranges and apples for an attrative and festive presentation. This warm variation makes 6-8 servings.
3 cups Kosher red wine (or substitute with grape juice for the children)
2 cups cranberry juice
1 cup apple juice
1 litre (32 oz) bottle gingerale or lemon-lime soda (club soda may be substituted for a less sweet punch)
Sliced oranges and chopped apples
Place all ingredients in a large punch bowl (except for gingerale, ice cubes and garnish). Place in refrigerator to chill. Before serving, add gingerale (or lemon-lime soda, or club soda) and ice cubes. Garnish with sliced oranges and chopped apples. When serving, use laddle to pour into punch glasses or cups.
Makes 12-16 servings.
Date: November 8, 2003