I am a heavy proponent of two things at family gatherings:
1) Serving yourself, because the potatoes won’t seem to cook, there are kids running around everywhere, Aunt Terry is discussing conspiracy theories, the potatoes still aren’t done, you can’t remember your third cousin’s name and you don’t know how much longer you can avoid saying it, your dad keeps making inappropriate jokes, DAMMIT POTATOES!, your ex decided to make good on your half-hearted invitation, you burnt the potatoes… and you have neither the time nor the patience to plate everybody’s meals for them.
2) Alcohol. I don’t think I need to further elaborate here.
Truthfully, my family get-togethers aren’t messy like that at all, but no matter how much you love your family and how smoothly everything goes, serving yourself just makes everything easier. As does alcohol. And when you can do both together, like with a huge bowl of Cranberry Punch, magic happens.
So, this punch isn’t actually strong at all, mostly because many members of my family can’t handle much alcohol. However, if your family is made up of booze-chugging aficionados like myse— er… like… well, if you guys would prefer more alcohol, you can always add a bit of your favorite orange or raspberry flavored tipples.
I love that word. Tipples. Gotta use it more often.
This punch would be great for your Thanksgiving feast or upcoming holiday parties. I just keep making it to keep in the fridge because it’s tasty, so you could do that, too. Also, it’s insanely easy to make. Like, the open these bottles, pour, and mix kind of easy, which makes it perfect for this very busy time of year! Check out the recipe below, I’m serious when I say this is pretty much as easy as it gets.
This Cranberry White Wine Punch is the perfect addition to your holiday table, and it’s so easy to make!
- 1 bottle white wine
- 3 cups cranberry-raspberry cocktail
- 2 cups apple juice
- 1 cup cranberries
- Blood orange soda, to top (optional)
- Combine the white wine, cranberry-raspberry cocktail, and apple juice in a large container.
- Add the cranberries, stir, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
- When ready to serve, add ice and top with blood orange soda.
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