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Strawberry Sparkle Punch

Planning a graduation party? A wedding shower? This punch is the perfect beverage for such an occasion. I first served this for the launch of my Home of the Heart romance novel. It was such a hit, I continue to serve it for special occasions. It’s a bit labor intensive, but so worth it!

 

​Servings: 15   Serving size: 1 cup   Preparation time: 20 minutes




Ingredients 2 cups strawberries (may be frozen and thawed) 3 ounces package strawberry gelatin 1 cup boiling water 6 fluid ounces lemonade frozen concentrate 3 cups ice cold water 32 fluid ounces cranberry juice cocktail 32 fluid ounces ginger ale

​A few fresh strawberries if desired.

 Directions 1. Put strawberries in blender container, cover and blend on low speed until fruit is pureed. 2. Stir to dissolve gelatin in boiling water. 3. Add frozen lemonade concentrate and 1 cup cold water to gelatin mixture to cool.  4. Add 2 cups of cold water to punch bowl. 5. Add cranberry juice and strawberry puree to punch bowl. 6. Add ice. 7. Slowly pour in ginger ale and stir gently. Note: you may want to purchase extra cranberry juice and freeze it into holiday-appropriate shapes to use as ice cubes. Float a few fresh strawberries if desired.

​I hope you enjoy this dish. Let me know if you’ve tried it and how it turned out. ​Good cooking to you, ​Linda​​​ Note: Would you like a printout of this and other recipes? These directions may help: Use your mouse to select only the text you want to copy rather than the entire page. Then press Ctrl+C, open your Word program and press Ctrl+V to paste the semi-formatted text. Print it from there.

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