Sparkling Cranberry Orange Eyeball Punch

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Ingredients

  • 2 (20 oz) cans peeled & pitted lychees in heavy syrup
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries
  • 1 (60 oz) bottle 100% cranberry juice, divided
  • 1/2 cup Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 4 cups orange juice
  • 3 cups ginger ale
  • 1 1/2 cup vodka (optional)
  • Dry ice (optional)

      Directions

      1. Drain lychees and reserve syrup from one can. Insert 1 blueberry into opening of each lychee to create eyeballs. Set aside.
      2. In a small sauce pan, combine 1 cup cranberry juice and granulated sugar. Bring to a simmer, whisking until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat.
      3. In a large punch bowl or 2.5 gallon drink dispenser, whisk together reserved lychee syrup, cranberry/sugar mixture, regular cranberry juice, orange juice, ginger ale, and vodka (if using). 
      4. Store punch and lychee eyeballs separately in refrigerator until ready to serve. 
      5. To serve - Stir in lychee eyeballs and add a block of dry ice to create smoke and keep it extra cold (optional). Serve!
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      NOTE: Use caution when serving drinks with dry ice

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      Recipe developed for Dixie Crystals by Jessica Segarra @TheNoviceChef.

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