Cranberry Orange Ho-Ho-Jitos

  • ½ (12-ounce) bag cranberries, plus more for garnish $1.40
  • 1 orange, sliced, saving some for garnish $0.50
  • 1 bunch mint, saving some sprigs for garnish $0.10
  • ½ cup sugar $0.10
  • 1 liter sparkling water $0.34
  • 4 ounces white rum, optional $1.70

In a large pitcher, add the cranberries, orange, mint, and sugar. Muddle them with the back of a wooden spoon, working out the juices of the fruit and dissolving the sugar. Add the sparkling water and stir to combine. Pour the mixture over ice and garnish with a slice of orange, some cranberries, and a sprig of mint. For the adults, add the white rum.

  • Yields: 6 servings
  • $2.44/$0.41 per person
    Excerpted from the book, Sandra Lee Money Saving Meals & Round 2 Recipes, by Sandra Lee
    Copyright © 2011 SLSH Enterprises, Inc. www.sandralee.com
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