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Feel refreshed through the winter and at your next holiday gathering with Emergen-C and this holiday punch.
The past several years I have hosted a small holiday brunch with several of my close friends. It is a great time to spend together before the craziness of the next few weeks begins. This year I decided to have a “make your own grits” bar.
Every good get together needs a great drink. I made us a delicious holiday punch that is sure to keep us refreshed during this busy season. This drink is made with cranberry juice, orange juice, pineapple juice, ginger ale and my secret ingredient, Emergen-C. Emergen-C contains B vitamins that enhance energy naturally* without caffeine. My health is very important to me, after all I have three kids to keep up with, so taking my Emergen-C, especially in the winter months, makes me feel better.
For our grits bar I wanted to keep it simple and rustic with little pops of red. My step-father cut out some beautiful tree platters to give my holiday punch, french toast sticks and grits some height. I incorporated fresh cranberries and fresh tree clippings in tall jars, filling the bottom with bath salts and then a layer of cranberries and clippings. I also tried finding things I already had in my home like the Santa sign and the little trees to finish up the table.
Let’s start with the festive holiday punch. First add the orange juice concentrate to a pitcher. Then pour in cranberry juice, pineapple juice and ginger ale. Next I like to squeeze the juice of one orange into the mixture and then stir in Emergen-C. Add in fresh cranberries and fresh orange slices. Beautiful!
Next up, the grits! I just made standard instant grits, don’t judge :), and had several different toppings so everyone could “decorate” their grits. I included fresh strawberries and blueberries from Walmart, diced green onions, bacon crumbles and cheese. You could really go crazy with different toppings and have shrimp, jalapenos, cinnamon apples, just to name a few. For me, I kept it simple because sometimes too many choices can be overwhelming.
Along with the grits, I served french toast sticks dipped in syrup served in a small juice glass. I also made my sausage balls that are a staple in our house.
The brunch was a huge success and everyone especially loved the holiday punch. Putting in the Emergen-C adds a little extra fizziness to the punch and is a delicious way to take vitamins.
I always get my Emergen-C at the local Walmart in the pharmacy section. I try and keep a box at home at all times because it makes me feel good knowing I have it on hand if I need it. While shopping at Walmart, I also picked up all of my ingredients for the brunch and some party supplies. Gotta love a one stop shop!
I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season! How do you stay refreshed during this busy time of year? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @foodlovinfamily.
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Holiday Punch and Grits Bar
- 2 cups cranberry juice
- 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice
- 1 can orange juice concentrate
- 1 cup ginger ale
- 3 packs Emergen-C Super Orange
- Juice from one fresh orange
- orange slices
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
Add orange juice concentrate to a pitcher.
Pour in cranberry juice, pineapple juice and ginger ale.
Stir in Emergen-C.
Squeeze juice from one orange in pitcher and add orange slices and cranberries.
Serve over ice.