Sparkling Cranberry Punch

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 2 quarts cranberry juice cocktail, chilled 
 2 liters ginger ale, chilled 
 1 liter club soda, chilled 
 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (from about 4 limes) 
 2 tablespoons sugar 
 fresh mint sprigs for garnish

For Ice Cubes or Ice Ring 
 fresh or frozen cranberries 
 lime wedges or slices 
 fresh mint sprigs

Pour all of the liquids into a punch bowl. Stir in the sugar until thoroughly dissolved. Add the ice (see instructions below) and mint. Serve immediately. 
 2. To make party ice cubes, place a couple of cranberries and a small lime wedge, or a tiny mint sprig, in each section of an ice cube tray.

 Fill the tray with water; freeze. 
For an ice ring, fill a ring mold with a thin layer of water. Drop in cranberries, lime slices or wedges and mint sprigs, if you like; freeze. Then fill ring mold almost to the top with water and freeze. To serve, dip the pan briefly in hot water and unmold.  Makes about 5 quarts

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