Sparkling Cranberry Punch
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
1. 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.
3. 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