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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Punch


2 cups
1 1/2 cups
cinnamon sticks
3 cups
cranberry juice
2 1/2 cups orange juice
1 cup
lemon juice
2 liters 7-Up soda
ice cubes (optional)


Chill fruit juices and 7-Up. Simmer water, sugar and cinnamon sticks together for 10 minutes. Set aside for several hours to allow the mixture to develop the cinnamon spiced flavor. Prior to serving time, remove the cinnamon sticks from the sugar syrup. In a large punch bowl, combine the sugar syrup, cranberry juice, orange juice, and lemon juice. Slowly pour in the 7-Up. Add ice-cubes if desired.

If I made this again, I would use less cinnamon somehow (either use three sticks, let it steep for less time or add more juice). I thought the cinnamon was just a bit too strong.

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