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A Delightful Recipe for Celebration Party Punch

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Celebration Party Punch is a zesty punch that can be served with, before or after a main meal.

It makes a delightful party punch to serve as a responsible non-alcoholic beverage to driving guests and those who do not imbibed. As an added benefit, ginger acts as a digestive aid and is perfect for serving during holiday seasons when we are apt to overindulge!

On the scientific side, Oriental studies show that ginger increases immune responses and is an excellent remedy for colds and flu, thereby adding this fortification during cold wintery weather. (For recipes using ginger, such as Candied Ginger, Spa Chamomile Drink, how-to recipes for mocktails, herbal drinks, and homemade cheeses from yogurt cheese to specialty cheese such as Boursin, to herbal recipes, herbal remedies, and cost-cutting entertaining ideas, check the ‘categories’ section of betweenclosefriends.com blog)

Ingredients to make your Celebration party Punch which will yield 25 6-oz servings:

¼ c chopped fresh ginger

3 c water

2 c sugar

6-8 whole cloves

12 oz can frozen orange juice

12 oz can frozen apple juice

2½ c fresh lemon juice orange or apple slices

  1. Combine fresh the chopped ginger, water, sugar and cloves in a medium sized pot.
  2. Bring it to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Cool and allow this sweetened ginger to steep for 6-8 hours.
  4. When cooled, combine the ginger mixture with the orange and apple juices (diluted with water according to package directions), and then add the lemon juice.
  5. Strain your Celebration Party Punch to remove the chopped ginger pieces and any fruit pulp. .
  6. TO SERVE COLD; Pour over a block of ice in a large punch bowl. (For a more festive touch, freeze edible flowers or holly leaves in the ice, or in individual ice cubes instead.) Also float orange slices studded with cloves on top.

TO SERVE HOT: Warm just to steaming. Keep warm using a hot tray or place the punch in a large, clean crock pot. Float apple slices studded with cloves in each cup.