Cranberry Holiday Punch
Preparation
20 MIN
Cooking
15 MIN
Chilling
1 H
Output
8 cups (2 litres)

Cranberry Holiday Punch

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups (265 g) frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup (140 g) frozen haskap berries or blueberries
  • 3/4 cup (160 g) sugar
  • 1 cup (250 ml) water
  • 3 cups (750 ml) plain or lemon sparkling water
  • 3 cups (750 ml) sparkling apple must
  • 1 bunch fresh sage
  • 1 bunch fresh rosemary
  • Gin (optional)
  • Ice cubes

Preparation

  1. In a small pot over high heat, bring 2 cups (210 g) of the cranberries, the haskap berries, sugar and water to a boil. Simmer until the fruits burst, about 15 minutes. Crush the fruit with a potato masher. Strain through a sieve. Refrigerate until completely chilled.
  2. In a large pitcher, combine the chilled fruit syrup with the sparkling water and apple must. Crumple 3 sage leaves and add to the pitcher. Remove the sage after 5 minutes.
  3. Pour the punch into glasses filled with ice cubes. Garnish with sage leaves, rosemary branches and the remaining cranberries. For an alcoholic version, add 1 oz (30 ml) of gin per glass.