Lovely Libations: Pilgrim Punch


This Thanksgiving, treat your friends and family to a little something I like to call Pilgrim Punch. It’s a refreshing mixture of apple and cranberry juice with a splash of ginger ale and a bit of vodka. And it is delicious!

Here’s how to make it…

Serves 5

  1. Combine 1 cup of organic apple juice with 1 cup sugar-free cranberry juice.
  2. Pour in ¼ cup of your favorite vodka along with 1 ½ cups of ginger ale and stir.
  3. Serve chilled and garnish with one sprig of rosemary and a couple of loose cranberries. Enjoy!

To make it a “mocktail,” simply combine all ingredients sans vodka for a similar flavor.

What are your plans for tomorrow?

XO Lauren

P.S. I tested out a few different variations of this drink, and it’s delicious with orange flavored rum as well!

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Categories: Dine, Fall Fun, Recipe Box
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  • Lauren Hoffman
  • Melissa Panici

    This drink looks and sounds absolutely awesome! I want to make this tonight! My plans for tomorrow are me, my son and boyfriend are going to my parents house and after that we are visiting his dad and stepmom. Going to eat lots of food and enjoy every minute of it! Thanks for letting us share out plans with you:)

  • Sarah Heckle

    Oooh, sounds so refreshing. I do love ginger ale.



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  • Hayley Medina

    Sounds lovely, but as I dont drink anymore (I know 21 and not drinking) I would have to find some substitute for the vodka.

  • Meghan Baker

    Awh thats sounds awesome! Def gunna have to try it.

    Well tomorrow, just hanging out with family, stuffing our faces and watching football, and going to bed early so i can get up for work on black friday :(

    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

  • danni1303

    This looks amazing!! Cannot wait to try it this Thanksgiving!!

    My plans are my fiance and I are going to my aunt and uncles first then off to his family to finish off the evening before black friday shopping begins. :)

  • Melissa Panici

    Happy Thankgiving too Meghan!!

  • Megan Alvarado

    This sounds amazing! Simple of enough to whip u pin just a few minutes!

  • Lindsey Christopher

    Vodka/cranberries are my favorite, so this sounds good to me!

  • Shellz

    OOOh great!! Trying this for sure!❤-2/

  • EmilyRose Frasca

    This looks festive and refreshing Lauren! I wasn’t planning on a signature cocktail for the dinner that I am hosting tomorrow, however, I think I have to now! You are quite the hostess Ms. Conrad.

  • Stacie Grissom

    Ahh this is is so cute! I love the sprig of rosemary in the cup! 😀

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  • Sprinkling Sugar

    Awesome, love the recipes this time of year!

  • Alexandra Lasota

    Such a lovely post Lauren! Definitely going to test this out tomorrow! Thanks for the tip!

  • mrsellieroop

    Trying this for the Christmas party.

    Can’t wait.

  • DancesWithHooves

    Mmmmm! Sounds delish!

  • Janet Almeida

    Thanks for sharing, I’m trying this one :p

  • Kayla Bird

    Just bought all the ingredients, can’t wait to try it out today! Thanks Lauren.

  • tinamarie

    sounds refreshing.

  • carena klerkx

    Sounds delish! i’m gonna try this. X

  • Becky Dickason

    I’m gonna try this! 😀

  • Mindee Krymer

    Definitely making this for my family this Christmas!

  • Julia Longueville

    I just made a similar drink with rosemary! It’s SO good… who woulda thought?

  • Brynn McKenry

    This sounds delicious, and I’m going to suggest this to my family to make when we are hanging out on Christmas Eve. Even though the name is subject to Thanksgiving, I feel like this is a good drink for the entire holiday season.

  • Courtney Moore
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  • Kimberly Reed

    Apple and Pear Wine Cooler


    4 cups pear nectar
    8 cloves
    4 cups apple cedar
    2 bottles white wine

    Get Cookin’

    1. In a saucepan over medium heat, heat the pear nectar along with the cloves until the nectar in infused, about 10 minutes. Let cool.
    2. Combine the cooled pear nectar along with the remaining ingredients, add ice and serve.

  • Em

    Woud realy love to try this soon.

  • Yen Pham

    going to try this :)

  • Allison Anicete

    Made this yesterday for the family and it was a hit! It was SO fresh with that sprig of Rosemary! Can’t wait to make it again for Christmas!



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