Rex Ryan Punch — aka Jolly Fruity Cider

Each year for Wild Card Saturday, we bring the punch. This year we found a recipe for Jolly Fruity Cider in the lovely little book “Holiday Cocktails” by Jessica Strand. We ran with it. If you’ll excuse the expression.

Jolly Fruity Cider

1 1/2 cups club soda
2 ounces orange liqueur
4 ounces brandy
4 cups apple cider
8 teaspoons confectioners’ sugar
1/2 crisp red apple, sliced thin
1/2 Bosc Pear, slied thin
1/2 orange, sliced thin into rounds
2 mint bunches, for garnish

Fill a large punch bowl with ice. Pour in club soda, orange liqueur, brandy and apple cider. Stir in sugar. Float fruit on top.

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