Dec 18, 2011
Red & Gold: Sparkling Punch!
Exactly one week til Christmas, can you believe it?? Every year for Christmas we always serve some type of punch with the food. We usually go with something fruity and add sherbert in it, which is very delicious. But this year we're trying something new that has a more spicy, sophisticated taste to it...sparkling punch. This recipe and pictures are from my third and final shoot that I have featured in N.E.E.T. Magazine's Holiday issue. This setup was so much fun to do, I absolutely love red and gold together and I love the look of layered fabrics of the same color family. As you can imagine, I had a blast in the fabric store when buying for this shoot.
An added touch that really make this punch sparkle are the edible gold stars that can be found at Hobby Lobby or Michaels. These are the same stars that I topped my snickerdoodles with to make them more festive looking! They really make this punch stand out with an extra sparkle of gold against the deep red tone.
Cinnamon and allspice are the ingredients that make this punch taste so wonderful. With the cranberry juice, it's a perfect combination of sweet and spicy. If you buy long cinnamon sticks you can leave them in the punch for looks and an extra kick of cinnamon. Layer different shades of red and gold fabric in the center of your table and place the punch on top of them for a beautiful, festive centerpiece.
This punch is super easy to make, tastes amazing and looks divine. It's definitely something to be served on Christmas!