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Monday, July 14, 2014

Cherry Mojito Punch & Mocktail

Getting ready for a friend's baby shower this weekend.  Trying to think of punch recipes and going through the archives, thought I should post this as it is a delicious and refreshing option for the punch bowl!  Utilizing all the juice options out there..  This recipe is a good base for taking it several different ways, depending on the flavor you choose.  The original recipe is made with Ocean Spray Cran-Cherry Cocktail.  It is a great place to start.  But there are a lot of other options.  I don't necessarily buy from the Cran spray food giant.. but tend to lean more toward the healthier or organic choices out there.  But in a pinch.. this is a quickie that works.  For the shower this needs to be a mocktail (non-alcoholic)  but this made with vodka would be delicious, too.. if you wanted to spike it up.  Martha's Cherry Mojitos recipe that I posted here is another seriously delicious, but boozy option I used to make often.  

Cherry Mojito Mocktail and Punch Recipe

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add 

4 oz. Ocean Spray® Cran-Cherry Cocktail
5 mint leaves
2 oz. Ocean Spray® Sweet & sour mix (or Mrs. T's)
2 oz. lemonade
Shake and pour into a 16 oz. glass (mason jars work great)
Add more ice 
Top with 1 oz. club soda and garnish with a mint sprig

For a large punch bowl add

4 (32 oz.) bottles of Cran-Cherry
1 (1 liter) bottle of Sweet & Sour mix 
1 (32 oz) bottle lemonade
1 bunch of mint, leaves separated off stems
Mix together, Add ice
Top with 1 liter Club Soda

The designer touch... Add some halved, pitted (fresh) cherries and mint sprig for garnish.

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