Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Holiday Citrus Punch

We had a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner with family. My favorite meal to cook on Christmas Eve is Italian. We started off our meal with a beautiful antipasto platter that my Mom put together and some delicious proscuitto puffs that she also made. I'm definitely going to get the recipe for those puffs! Instead of my usual Sangria, this year I decided to make a Holiday Citrus Punch from the December issue of Everyday Food. This was a hit with everyone! I didn't have any blood oranges, so I used regular oranges instead. You can't really go wrong with any kind of citrus at this time of year. I'm sure tangerines or even grapefruit would work well. I like that the rum is not a prominent flavor in the punch but adds just enough kick. This would be great in a non-alcoholic version too. This punch would be the perfect compliment to a brunch menu or even for a shower.

Holiday Citrus Punch

Set a fine-mesh sieve over a large pitcher or punch bowl; pour 2 cups bottled pear nectar and 4 cups orange juice (from blood oranges or regular juice oranges) through sieve into pitcher. Before serving, stir in 2 cups chilled club soda, and if desired 1 cup light rum. Pour into glasses over ice; garnish with orange slices. Serves 8.

Source: Everyday Food, December 2008.

1 comment:

Joelen said...

This sounds fruity and refreshing! Thanks for sharing and here's wishing you a very Merry Christmas!