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Cherry Cranberry Punch Recipe

My husband is a pastor, and our church has many functions, which allows me to try out a selection of recipes. This lovely red punch is one of my favorites to serve. —Christine Fletcher, Bronx, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cherry gelatin
  • 4 cups cranberry juice
  • 3 cups cold water
  • 3/4 cup thawed lemonade concentrate
  • 3-1/2 cups chilled club soda
  • Lemon sherbet, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, add boiling water to gelatin; stir 2 minutes to complete dissolve. Stir in cranberry juice, cold water and lemonade concentrate. Refrigerate, covered, until cold.
  • 2. To serve, transfer gelatin mixture to a punch bowl or large pitcher. Stir in soda. If desired, top with scoops of sherbet. Yield: 16 servings (3 quarts).