Epicurious, Betty Crocker and Ocean Spray all publish cranberry punch recipes on their official websites. Epicurious’ version contains cherry liqueur and vodka, while Betty Crocker’s version adds the tang of pink lemonade and the fizz of ginger ale. The Ocean Spray cranberry punch recipe calls for the addition of lemon-lime soda and orange juice.
To make Epicurious’ cranberry punch, combine 4 cups of cranberry juice and 2 cups each vodka and fresh, strained orange juice. Add 1/4 cup cherry liqueur and a pinch each of ground allspice and freshly grated nutmeg. Add ice cubes or a block of ice, and stir the punch until chilled. Use thin lemon slices for garnish. It serves eight people.
To prepare Betty Crocker’s cranberry punch, prepare a 6-ounce can of frozen pink lemonade from concentrate in a large pitcher according to the directions on the can. Add 1 32-ounce bottle of chilled cranberry juice cocktail, and add enough ice to the pitcher to chill the mixture. Before serving, add 2 12-ounce cans of chilled ginger ale.
For Ocean Spray’s cranberry punch, combine 1 64-ounce bottle of cranberry juice cocktail with 1 cup of orange juice in a punch bowl. Prior to serving, stir in 2 cups of lemon-lime or club soda. Use lime or orange slices as a garnish.