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Ingredients

2 cups boiling water
3/4 cup honey (clover or other mild honey)
4 cups cranberry juice (use a name brand for a better taste)
2 cups orange juice
1 cup lemon juice
1 quart ginger ale
Ice cubes
Sliced lemons, limes, oranges or strawberries (optional)

Instructions

Combine boiling water and honey, stirring to dissolve. Chill. In a large punch bowl, combine cranberry, orange and lemon juices. Stir in honey mixture. Just before serving, add ginger ale, ice cubes and fruit garnish. Makes about 12 servings.

Ron Fischer, Fischer's Honey Farm, Orion



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