If you are looking for a cold cider treat or a non-alcoholic punch for a Hallowe’en or Thanksgiving party-this one that uses yesterday’s base recipe for Hot Spiced Cider for a cold punch is perfect. The kids enjoyed this with dinner on Sunday night-as did I-even though I call Ginger Ale the worst beverage on the planet. Since we didn’t have a party’s worth of people-we made the cider/juice part in a pitcher and then poured half and half cider mixture and ginger ale.
Tangy Cider Punch
Omit spices and heating process in previous recipe. (Basically-start with 2 quarts cider) Combine chilled cider and 1/4 cup sugar with 1 cup orange juice, 1/2 cup lemon juice (it sounds like a lot but it worked out perfectly and wasn’t too sour) and 1 qt ginger ale. Pour over ice cubes or crushed ice in tall glasses.
(From The Holiday Cookbook, Culinary Arts Institute, 1954.