Spiced Fruit Punch
This is a wonderful party punch; great flavor and non-alcoholic. We served it at several Open Houses and at our Gingerbread House Workshop.
1 cup water
¼ cup sugar
1 teaspoon whole cloves
3 cinnamon sticks
2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
1 ½ cups pineapple juice
1 quart ginger ale
Combine water, sugar and spices in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil gently for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and let mixture cool to room temperature.
Strain and discard the spices.
Add the cranberry juice cocktail and pineapple juice. Stir well.
Pour mixture into a punch bowl.
At serving time, add the ginger ale and stir gently. Add an ice ring and serve.
Makes 8 cups.
*Note: Mixture can easily be doubled or tripled for larger crowds.