This Blackberry Slush Punch and Easy Mason Jar Candle Centerpiece
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Have you ever noticed that get-togethers seem to come in spurts? We moved into our current house this past December and we only had a few people come over until recently. For the past month we have had get- togethers and friends coming over every weekend! Since I knew I would be entertaining quite a bit I prepared by buying a few bottles of Canada Dry Ginger Ale® to have on hand for easy punches. I like to make things special when people come to visit, but I try to keep things simple so that I can enjoy the company too. I use things around the house to decorate with and easy recipes that don’t take much time.
When I went to buy the Canada Dry Ginger Ale® this past shopping trip to Walmart I noticed that they had a new flavor to try… Canada Dry Blackberry Ginger Ale®! It sounded so good that I knew I had to try it in a punch recipe.
I decided that the punch would taste great with an ice ring and so I used a mixture of Strawberries and Blackberries to make a slushy ice ring.
What is nice about the berries and ice ring is that I can make it ahead and just pop it out of the mold when I am ready to serve the punch. We poured the Canada Dry Ginger Ale® and Canada Dry Blackberry Ginger Ale® over the ice ring and served after stirring it a little bit to get it to a slushy consistency.
Blackberry Slush Punch and Easy Mason Jar Candle Centerpiece
- 16 oz . Blackberries sliced in half
- 16 oz . Strawberries sliced in half
- 1 box of berry flavored gelatin
- 2 cups of water
- 1 cup ice
- 2 liter bottle of Canada Dry Ginger Ale®
- 2 liter bottle of Canada Dry Blackberry Ginger Ale® can also use a fruit flavored soda like lemon lime or strawberry if you can't find the Canada Dry Blackberry
- Boil the 2 cups of water and stir in gelatin and sugar to dissolve- immediately take off heat once dissolved. Cool the mixture off a little before adding the blackberries and strawberries. Pour mixture into a bundt pan and freeze until solid. Once you are ready to serve the punch add the berry ice ring to the punch bowl and pour the Canada Dry Blackberry Ginger Ale and Canada Dry Ginger Ale over the ice ring. Stir a little and serve when the punch is slushy.
An easy idea for a decoration is to take 5-7 pint Mason Jars and wrap a ribbon around them in a cluster. Add water just to the bottom of the rim and add a floating votive to each one. Add flowers around the bottom of the jars loosely and light the candles.
Such a pretty and simple decoration!
This Blackberry Slush Punch is so easy that I really don’t need to wait for people to come over to have it. It’s great to have anytime you need something cool and refreshing. 🙂 What punch recipes do you love? Share them below!