If you are looking for a delicious and easy punch to serve to a festive crowd of revelers this weekend, this one will fit the bill.
Not only is it beautiful, it is really, really tasty!
1 bottle Cranberry-Pomegranate Juice
1/2 cup Grenadine Syrup
1 bottle Raspberry Pop
Pomegranate Rimmer Crystals (I find mine at Cost Plus World Market)
To keep the punch from being watered down, I froze the soda pop in silicone pans and added instead of ice. You could use ice cube trays to achieve the same thing. I thought the snowflake and tree shapes were just fun! Just do this a day or two before your party (or drop everything and do it now if you are hosting a gathering for New Year’s Eve).
Just before you are ready to serve, pour the Pomegranate Rimmer Crystals onto a very flat dish. Wet the rims of your glasses. You can do this with a lemon or lime wedge or plain ol’ water. I just dampened a paper towel and ran it around the rim. Dip the rims of the glasses into the crystals and set aside.
Cut the top off your pomegranate and then slice down through the sections. This is the easiest way to get the seeds and all the sweet-tart goodness out. Drop a scattering of seeds in each glass.
Place the ice in your punch bowl, pour in the pop, juice and grenadine syrup. Stir lightly to mix. Ladle into glasses and watch your guests turn into glass-licking crazies as they try to get every last little speck of the rimmer off their glasses and dig the last little seed out of their glass. (Besides being tasty, the punch will provide you with unlimited entertainment!).
However you celebrate this New Year’s Eve, please be safe!
Wishing you a wonderous New Year!