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Sparkling Cider and Cara Cara Orange Punch

For a special touch, garnish this punch, made with sparkling cider and fresh-squeezed juice, with candied oranges.

  • Servings: 12
Sparkling Cider and Cara Cara Orange Punch

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2008


  • 1/4 cup crystallized ginger
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 6 cups freshly squeezed Cara Cara orange juice (from about 14 oranges), or substitute regular oranges
  • 2 bottles nonalcoholic sparkling cider, chilled
  • 1 cup Calvados (optional)
  • Candied Citrus Peels, omitting final sugaring for garnish


  1. Grind ginger to a fine powder in a spice grinder, then mix with sugar in a shallow dish. Rub lemon wedge on rims of 12 glasses, then dip rims in ginger-sugar mixture.

  2. Mix orange juice and cider, and Calvados if using, in a large punch bowl. Serve with ice, and garnish with candied citrus.

Reviews (1)

  • Happy_Birthday_Dr_Seuss 28 Jan, 2013

    Sparkling Cider and Cara Cara Orange Punch
    Russell's Monday Brunch
    Monday Brunch Guest Dr. M.R.C. Greenwood, PhD
    Nutritious and Delicious!

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