Cranberry Punch

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Cranberry Punch is perfect for parties, and special occasions. Make this refreshing, easy fruit punch to serve to your guests!

cranberry punch

We are so excited to have partnered with our friends at Safeway to bring you this cranberry punch recipe! Have you ever hosted or been to a soiree? They are a lot of fun!

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A soiree is an outdoor party or reception, most often held in the afternoon or early evening. 

Because they are almost always held outside, warm weather months are the most common but honestly, you can hold them any time of the year and early fall is going to be beautiful.

So, basically, it’s a fancy version of a pool party, and usually (but not always) it is an adults-only event. But we are going to switch things up and have a virtual soiree, live with you this Friday on Instagram!!!

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What kind of food do you serve at a soiree?

The food at a party like this can vary. Sometimes, the food is very elaborate (think fancy puff pastry appetizers at a wedding reception). 

Or, they can be very low key, casual, and completely family-friendly which is right up my alley.

When l host outdoor parties, I like to serve food and drinks that are as easy to make and serve as possible. This way, I can focus on spending more time with my guests.

Some of my favorite party foods are easy appetizer recipes like this Easy Blender Salsa, or 7-Layer Taco Dip. The taco dip is a favorite at game day parties too!

But what are the best DRINKS for a soiree? To be honest, I really like to set up a drink station at my parties with a little bit of something for everyone.

I like setting up cocoa bars, lemonade bars, margarita bars and such where guests can go crazy fixing drinks. But there always has to be something special, and for this simple soiree I love that to be a signature punch!

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Cranberry Punch Recipe

Honestly, I think this simple fruit punch is the way to go for ANY party. It’s easy to make, refreshing, and everyone loves it!

This recipe is similar to a berry sangria, which is also great for parties. However, that is an alcoholic drink, while this punch recipe makes a non-alcoholic drink.

Another thing I love about this drink is that it’s similar to a sherbet punch. Drinks with frozen juice rings and balls of sherbet floating in them are SO pretty.

The only difference here is that I make it with raspberry sorbet instead of sherbet.

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Ingredient Notes

To make this delicious punch, you only need 5 ingredients. Two of the ingredients I use, cranberry juice and raspberry sorbet, are products made by Open Nature® – a fantastic line of high-quality, minimally processed products.

They make everything from minimally processed deli meats and pantry staples to party supplies like compostable, disposable cups, and drinking straws! 

And pizza… That cauliflower pizza is crazy good. I can’t believe that my picky 10-year-old goes nuts over it!!! 

And the fact that my Safeway store also offers Grocery Delivery and DriveUp & Go™ for convenient ways to shop!

I have become an avid online grocery shopper and have fallen in love with Safeway.com for an easy to navigate online shopping experience with seamless delivery. 

Open Nature brand of products are available here in Phoenix exclusively at Safeway and Albertsons grocery stores, which are part of the Albertsons Companies family of stores.

You can find Open Nature products at a store near you including: Albertsons, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Star Market, United Supermarkets and Carrs/Safeway. Visit albertsons.com or safeway.com to find a store near you and discover recipe ideas.

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Notes and tips for no-stress party prep

  • Doubling the recipe:

If you have a large family, just go ahead and make a double batch of the fruit punch.

You can either store the extra in the refrigerator until you need it or freeze it into ice rings so that it melts right into the rest of the fruit punch.

  • Adding alcohol:

If it’s an adults-only event, you can add alcohol to the cranberry punch without a problem.

Or, if your family soiree is kid-friendly, keep it as a non-alcoholic drink. Then, simply add the alcohol on the side for the adults. 

For adult parties, I like to swap out the lemon-lime soda with a prosecco or sweet champagne for the perfect adult punch.

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  • Chill the ingredients:

Before making the cranberry punch, be sure to refrigerate the juices and soda overnight so that they are cold and ready to use. Otherwise, you will end up using a lot of ice to chill them, which will water down the punch.

  • Scoop the sorbet ahead of time:

Line a muffin pan with plastic wrap. Then, scoop and transfer the sorbet into the wells of the pan.

Place the pan into the freezer overnight. This way, you can just pop them into the punch bowl when it is party time.

Enjoy!

With love from our simple kitchen to yours. 

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Cranberry Punch

Donna Elick
Punch recipes like this are perfect for parties, and especially in summer. Make this refreshing, easy fruit punch to serve to your guests!
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drink
Cuisine American
Method Mixed
Servings 16

Ingredients
 

  • 33.8 ounces Open Nature cranberry juice, chilled
  • 4 cups pinepple juice, chilled
  • 2 liters 7-up, lemon-lime soda, chilled
  • 2 pints Open Nature raspberry sorbet, pre-scooped
  • Handful of fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 6 ounces fresh raspberries

Instructions
 

  • Combine juices and soda in your punch bowl and stir to combine. The punch will be even more delicious and sweet once the sorbet melts.
  • Sprinkle fresh cranberries and raspberries over the top of the punch bowl.
  • Add pre-scooped sorbet to the punch bowl when you are ready to serve.
  • Serve cups with a scoop of punch and a scoop of the melted sorbet with a few raspberries and cranberries.

Donna’s Notes

Be sure you have refrigerated the juices and soda overnight.
For no stress party prep, use a large ice cream scoop to pre-scoop the sorbet onto a plastic wrap lined muffin tin and freeze overnight. This way you can just pop them into the punch when it is party time.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 189cal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 55mg | Sugar: 38g | Fiber: 2g | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published September 2020

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One Comment

  1. Cranberry punch? I think this is a great idea!
    That’s not an ordinary recipe, since cranberries are rich in vitamin C, so this is also a healthy punch, especially the alcohol-free edition for children.
    When it comes to serving adult guests, have you thought of adding rose wine, instead of white wine or champagne? I think it would pair well.

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