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.


  • ¼ cup crystallized ginger

  • ¼ 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.

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