This Cranberry Orange Punch With Cranberry-Rosemary Ice Ring is only 6 ingredients and a totally show stopper for your holiday parties!
It’s the holiday season (*queue holiday music*)! If I wasn’t so wrapped up in binge watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 2 then I would probably be out celebrating the season at holiday parties. Jk Jk – I do plan to go to a holiday party eventually this season (next weekend, to be exact) and will most certainly be bringing a big batch of this punch to the event. I’ll be bringing this punch not only because I need alcohol to tame my social anxiety (I kid…sort of) but because it’s an easy and delicious way to serve up something festive.
The sweet orange juice pairs wonderfully with the tart cranberries and earthy rosemary. Plus, the vibrant ice ring is a total show stopper! It’s actually the easiest part of this whole punch but looks elegant and unique enough that you’ll be getting compliments on it all night! It’s as simple as throwing your ice ring ingredients into a bundt cake pan with water and letting it freeze. Once it’s frozen, you’ll run it under warm water (make sure to place your hand until the ice ring if you turn the pan upside down so it doesn’t fall out and break) and boom – it’s ready! And if the appearance wasn’t enough to convince you to make this ice ring, it’s also practical since it will melt slower than a bunch of small ice cubes so your punch won’t get watered down as fast!
Cheers! Can’t wait for you to try out this recipe and make sure to tag me on socials when you try it out so I can see!
Needing more holiday drink inspiration? Check out these:
- Cranberry Molasses Mulled Wine
- Pomegranate Cranberry Rum Punch
- Chai Spiced Apple Cider Cocktail
- Cranberry Orange Mimosas
- 2 cups cranberries
- 4-5 rosemary springs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 1 cup water
- Cranberry Simple Syrup (recipe below)
- 3 cups orange juice
- 1 1/2 cups vodka
- 2 cups sparkling water
- Orange slices for garnish
Scatter 2 cups cranberries and rosemary sprigs in a bundt cake pan and fill halfway with water. Transfer to the freeze and let freeze overnight.
Place all ingredients for the simple syrup into a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Stir until the sugar is dissolved and remove from heat. Cover and let steep for at least 30 minutes. Strain before using. This syrup can be made up to 3 days ahead of time.
Pour cranberry simple syrup, orange juice, vodka, and sparkling water into a punch bowl. Run bundt cake under warm water until the ice ring has broken free from the bundt cake. Transfer to punch bowl, add a few orange slices, and serve.