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Posted to Thread #12735 at 4:16 pm on Nov 24, 2008
I got this from Epicurious and used it for a baby shower. It was lovely and very refreshing.
A user comment is included below. Instead of the green tea, I used the Celestial Seasonings Cranberry-Apple Zinger tea (which is decaffinated).
1 cup sugar syrup
1 pint lemon juice (use 1/2 cup)
1 quart strong green tea
2 quarts white grape juice
1 block ice
2 quarts chilled club soda
Combine all ingredients except soda, and refrigerate for an hour or two. Pour over ice in a punch bowl and add the soda. Serve in 4-ounce punch glasses.
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
Put the water in a pan, bring to a boil, add sugar, and stir constantly for about 30 seconds our until the sugar has dissolved. To prevent the syrup from crystalizing, it is important that it dissolves completely. Reduce the heat to low.
Simmer the syrup for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool before using or storing in fridge.
Advance preparation: Make up to 3 weeks ahead, cover, and chill. Not suitable for freezing.
NOTE: Try Celestial Seasonings Cranberry-Apple Zinger instead of green tea. You don't even have to seep the teabags. The night before, put the water and tea bags (I use 5-6 for an average pitcher) in the refrigerator and it will brew in there. I have done this for years for iced tea. The cranberry zinger makes a beautiful red color, and adds an autumn flavor. AND it has no caffeine. You can substitute apple cider for the grape juice. Float lemon ,and lime slices on top. The color intensifies as the tea steeps in the fridge so you can steep it longer than overnight.
Link: Angel Punch
Other messages in this thread:
- 12735. This year will be a "dry" Thanksgiving at our house. Any ideas for beverages to serve? - Dawn_MO - 3:00pm on 11/24/08 (13)
- Angel Punch [LINK] - Amanda_Pennsylvania - 4:16pm on 11/24/08
- I still love the ancient concoction of cran juice, 7Up, floating limes...... [NT] - Marg CDN - 4:23pm on 11/24/08
- I remember something like this as a kid...Mom used to float scoops of sherbert in the punch. [NT] - Michael in Sarasota - 4:51pm on 11/24/08
- Check this out: Champagne Punch [LINK] - Meryl - 4:33pm on 11/24/08
- do you have Safeway stores? their Organics brand has sparkling pomegranite juice and blood orange - AngAk - 6:56pm on 11/24/08
- Knudsen sparkling juices are very nice too, and available all over. just open and pour. [NT] - AngAk - 6:57pm on 11/24/08
- Oh - you just reminded me of Martinelli's Sparkling Apple Cider. Love it! [NT] - Meryl - 6:58pm on 11/24/08
- that's another brand widely available,and they make other flavors as well. [NT] - AngAk - 8:04pm on 11/24/08
- No we don't have Safeways here. And I miss my Ralph's and Henry's markets too. - Dawn_MO - 10:45pm on 11/24/08
- I second Meryl's recommendation for the Sparkling Cider. mmmmmm refreshing! [NT] - PatBastrop - 12:13am on 11/25/08
- Jamaican Sorrel -- fresh spicy flavor, and beautiful color. - PatBastrop - 12:26am on 11/25/08
- how about Fre - the non-alcoholic wine? [NT] - cheezz - 4:24am on 11/25/08
- sparkling - BonnieinHolland - 5:19am on 11/25/08