Sparkling Punch

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 3/4 cup thawed lemonade concentrate
  • 2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 liters lemon-lime soda, chilled

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients; mix until sugar is dissolved. Chill for 1-2 hours. Just before serving, stir in soda.

Cranberry Spritzer

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
  • 2 cups sparkling apple cider
  • 5 strawberries
  • 2 1/3-ounce packages strawberry-flavored Pop Rocks candy (optional)

Directions

  1. In a large pitcher, combine the cranberry juice and cider.
  2. Cut 1 strawberry in half, rub the rims of 4 glasses with the cut pieces, and dip the rims in the Pop Rocks to coat (if using).
  3. Serve the juice mixture over ice in the prepared glasses. Garnish with the remaining whole strawberries. (For an adult version, add 1 ounce vodka to each drink. Enjoy after the kids go to sleep.)