Sparkling Christmas Punch

How is your Christmas season going?  Mine is going waaaaay too fast! Pretty soon it will all just be a memory…

Here is a recipe for a very beautiful and effervescent punch. What makes it so pretty really isn’t so much the color of the punch, but the way it can be presented.

 My friend Michelle gave me this recipe many years ago and she served the punch with raspberry ice cubes and a garnish of  mint.  I didn’t use the mint sprig for the photo above because I forgot to pick some up at the store! 🙁   That touch of green really sets it off – especially around this holiday time. There has been many a time where I have received compliments on this punch and they haven’t even tasted it yet! I guess the saying is true then…people “taste” with their eyes first!…

Raspberry Punch

      12 oz. can frozen Raspberry and Apple juice concentrate, thawed ( or any other berry-flavored concentrate)

      1 large can pineapple juice (cold)

      2 – 2 liter bottles of chilled lemon-lime soda or gingerale ( if you can find it, raspberry gingerale works the best…)

Mix together and serve with flavored ice cubes and a sprig of mint. Cheers!