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  • 1 cups - frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 1/4 cups - packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cups - water
  • 3 cups - bourbon
  • 1 1/2 cups - fresh lemon juice, about 14 lemons
  • 3/4 cups - honey
  • 1/4 cups - water
  • 1 bottles - sparkling apple cider (24 oz.), chilled
  • - Granny smith apple slices, optional, for garnish
  • Directions:

    Combine cranberries, brown sugar and 1/4 cup of water in food processor; process until berries are roughly chopped and sugar is dissolved, about 30-45 seconds. Transfer to a large bowl.

    Add bourbon, lemon juice, honey and other 1/4 cup of water, stirring until well combined. Pour mixture through a fine wire mesh strainer into a large pitcher, discarding solids. Chill at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours.

    Just before serving, gently stir in chilled sparkling apple cider.

    Pour into glasses, and garnish with apple slices, if desired.

    Brief Description

    Punch for a group; chopped cranberries, brown sugar, bourbon, honey, and apple cider chilled for serving.

    Main Ingredient:

    apple cider

    Category:  Alcoholic

    Cuisine:  Southern

    Prep Time: 1 hour(s) 10 min


    Southern Living

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    Posted On:

    September 15, 2018

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