Recipe by Caryn
This is the most delicious punch. My mom used to make it for holiday gatherings. My sisters and I could never get enough of this punch and looked forward to gatherings when my mom would make it. It has a unique flavor with the cinnamon syrup. Appears as though it takes a long time to make but it is the cinnamon syrup that requires advance preparation. My mom would make the syrup up days in advance of the punch and store it in the refrigerator.
Top Review by Ubalstecha
Originally I said: "Fabulous! I made this for my appetizer pot-luck and *everyone* raved about it. Definately worth the fuss of the syrup. In addition, we used Sprite in stead of 7-up and it worked fine." Now as an added bonus - I froze the left over syrup and used it about a year later. Still good, perhaps even better.
- 2 cups water
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 3 cups cranberry juice
- 2 1⁄2 cups orange juice
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 42 fluid ounces 7-Up soda
- ice cube
Directions See How It's Made
- Chill fruit juices and 7-Up.
- Simmer water, sugar and cinnamon sticks together for 10 minutes.
- Set aside for several hours to allow the mixture to develop the cinnamon spiced flavor.
- Prior to serving time, remove the cinnamon sticks from the sugar syrup.
- In a large punch bowl, combine the sugar syrup, cranberry juice, orange juice, and lemon juice.
- Slowly pour in the 7-Up.
- Add ice-cubes and garnish with lime slices if desired.