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December 10 2016 @ 06:00 am
10th Day of Christmas: Grinch Punch  
10th Day of Christmas
Picture this.. you are having a Christmas party or a family get-together and you have all these festive treats and dishes and what do you have to drink? Tea or water. Maybe soda. This is our holiday festivities every year. We never have any festive drinks. Periodically someone will make Apple Cider though they've mostly stopped because very few people will drink it hot. (Seriously, wait for it to cool or add ice.)

Or if you are like some parties or gatherings, the festive drinks are adult only and therefore the kiddies or designated drivers get nothing special.

Enter Grinch Punch. LOL

2 drops of blue food coloring
2 cups orange juice
1 1/4 cup lemon juice
1/6 cup sugar (or to taste)
6 cups water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 liter lemon-lime soda

Okay so this isn't perfectly healthy but it is Christmas so what festivities are?

Make It

  1. In a punch bowl mix together orange juice, lemon juice, sugar, water and food coloring. Stir until combined.

  2. Add vanilla extract and almond extract.

  3. You can chill it overnight at this stage or continue if you wish to serve it immediately.

  4. When ready to serve, add soda and ice to the juice. Taste and adjust any of the flavors to your liking.

  5. You can garnish with a candy cane or a maraschino cherry.

So since I've been giving you all these idea for the mason jars (there will be more), I thought it would be lovely to use small mason jars as the cups at the party. You can also glue a red heart onto the outside to make them look Grinchy.

I haven't done that yet but it was a thought I rather liked. And I've borrowed my cousins glue gun... interesting.

Days Til Christmas: 15
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Jill aka Jo: ST: Dual Spocksireesanwar on December 13th, 2016 08:23 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I know. Every time I find something with fruit or juice in it I think you can't have it. But if you needed to you could always make it for something and just not drink it yourself. *hugs*
tracyj23tracyj23 on December 17th, 2016 06:51 pm (UTC)
'Tis true. I always like tasting though, so mostly I stick with things I can have too. I have a great recipe for a coffee/mocha punch that I really want to try this year.
Jill aka Jo: Movie: Captain America Not Freesireesanwar on December 19th, 2016 10:47 pm (UTC)
Okay you should share that. Sounds divine!
tracyj23tracyj23 on December 20th, 2016 03:25 pm (UTC)
Will do. :)