Cranberry Gin Punch
The gin in this punch is optional—without it, the punch will taste like gingery cranberry juice cocktail with a hint of lime. We prefer Farmer's Organic Gin; vodka can also be substituted for a milder punch.
1. In a medium saucepan, combine the cranberries, water, and agave nectar or honey. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes or until the cranberries begin to pop.
2. Pour through a fine mesh strainer into a large pitcher. Discard the solids. Add the lime juice and Ginger Syrup. Add the club soda and, if desired, gin. Chill at least 1 hour before serving. Serve over ice.
Serves 6 (makes about 5 1/2 cups)
Recipe developed by Denise Gee exclusively for Organic Gardening.
In a medium saucepan, combine the water, agave, and ginger. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and cook, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes, or until reduced by one-fourth. Remove from heat and let cool. Pour through a mesh strainer into a pitcher or airtight storage container.
Makes 1 1/4 cups
Adapted from Porch Parties, by Denise Gee.