Saturday, November 26, 2011

Holiday Recipe Spectacular - Beverages - Orange Almond Sparkle

This is THE punch to serve at your holiday party!  I'm a huge fan of almond extract, so I use double what the original recipe calls for.  Adults-only shindig?  Add coconut rum...ooohhh yeah!

Orange Almond Sparkle

•1 6 oz. can frozen lemonade, thawed
•2 c water
•2 T almond extract
•2 2-liter bottles chilled ginger ale
•1/2 gal orange sherbet, softened
•Orange slices
•Maraschino cherries

Combine lemonade, water & extract. Stir well & keep mixture chilled until ready to serve. Place sherbet by spoonsfuls into punch bowl as needed to keep punch cold. Add lemonade mixture. Slowly add ginger ale. Stir gently. Garnish. Serve immediately. Make 7 1/2 quarts.