← Back to Search Results
Crimson Christmas Punch Recipe-4800

Photo by: Joseph De Leo
Comments: 0


This delectable holiday punch speaks for itself—rich in color and easy to make. The trick for elegance lies in the serving.

Yield: 20 punch cups


  • 1 quart cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1 quart red currant juice (see Note)
  • 1 quart 7-Up chilled
  • Ice ring made with lime slices and cherries (see Note)


Combine the fruit juices in a punch bowl. Just before serving, stir in the 7-Up and add the ice ring.


Red currant juice is available in larger supermarkets and specialty food stores.

Ice blocks and rings melt slower than cubes, and they’re especially good for those large-crowd punches.

1. To make a plain ice block, simply use a container large enough to suit your need: plastic storage boxes are useful, or you can use cake pan, an angel-food pan, a loaf pan, or even a mixing bowl for an extra-large block. Use ring or other shaped molds to add interest.

2. To color an ice block or ring—for a St. Patrick’s Day party or Valentine’s Day brunch—just add food coloring to the water before freezing.

3. To make it really festive, decorate the ice block, mold, or individual cubes: fill the container halfway with water and freeze it. Remove the container from the freezer, and arrange your decorations on the ice: unsprayed flowers and greens; fresh herbs and fresh fruit; even mini American flags for the Fourth of July. Then carefully add ½ inch of water and refreeze. When the decoration is set, fill the container the rest of the way, and freeze it thoroughly.

4. To unmold an ice block or ring, dip the container briefly in a bowl of hot water. Slide the ice carefully into your punch bowl. If possible, put the ice in the bowl before you add the punch to avoid overflows. If the punch is already in the bowl, go slowly!

5. When crushing ice, never place whole cubes in your blender unless your instruction booklet says it’s okay. If you aren’t sure, put the cubes in a plastic bag first, then whack them with a mallet or hammer to break them into smaller pieces. Now add them to the blender to complete the crushing.

© 1983 (as Drinks without Liquor), 1999 Jane Brandt

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

67kcal (3%)
9mg (1%)
9mg (16%)
2mcg RAE (0%)
0mg (0%)
7mg (0%)
0g (0%)
0g (0%)
0mg (1%)

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.

Sign up for
The Cookstr Weekly

Free handpicked cookbook recipes delivered straight to your inbox

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

down-home-with-the-neelys-a-southern-family-cookbook Down Home with the Neelys: ...
by Gina Neely, Pat Neely
chez-panisse-fruit Chez Panisse Fruit
by Alice Waters
urban-italian-simple-recipes-and-true-stories-from-a-life-in-food Urban Italian: Simple Recip...
by Andrew Carmellini
big-fat-cookies Big Fat Cookies
by Elinor Klivans
the-gourmet-cookbook The Gourmet Cookbook
by Ruth Reichl
once-upon-a-tart-soups-salads-muffins-and-more-from-new-york-citys-favorite-bakeshop-and-cafe Once Upon a Tart: Soups, Sa...
by Frank Mentesana, Jerome Audureau
the-new-basics-cookbook The New Basics Cookbook
by Sheila Lukins, Julee Rosso
new-american-table New American Table
by Marcus Samuelsson, Marcus Samuelsson
the-vegetable-dishes-i-cant-live-without The Vegetable Dishes I Can'...
by Mollie Katzen, Greg Atkinson
le-bernardin-cookbook Le Bernardin Cookbook
by Eric Ripert, Maguy Le Coze
125-best-cupcake-recipes 125 Best Cupcake Recipes
by Julie Hasson

Thanks for signing up!

You'll receive an activation email in your inbox shortly. Don't forget to click that link and activate your new Cookstr.com account!

Already a member? Sign in here

Sign up for Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new cookbooks, Cookstr features, and other exclusives we know you'll love
By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
New to Cookstr? Sign up here
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?