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Cran-Cherry Plasma Transfusion

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Why I Love This Recipe

Hook up to some fun with these fanciful macabre cocktails. The punch is a delicious thirst-quencher of fruit, infusing Halloween partygoers with a nutritious alternative to sweetened soft drinks. But beware, only ghouls could help but be infected with a fatal case of giggles as they sip refreshments from transfusion sacks made simply from zipper-lock bags, twisty straws and curtain rings.

Ingredients You'll Need

1 can (15 ounces) fruit cocktail
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) dark, sweet cherries

2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
For transfusion bags:
6 zipper-lock sandwich bags
6 straws, twisted or flexible
6 shower curtain rings



Puree the fruit cocktail and cherries , with their liquids, in a blender or food processor until smooth. Mix in the cranberry juice cocktail and refrigerate until chilled.

To prepare the "transfusion bags," punch a hole with a hole-punch in the corner of one layer of a zipper-lock sandwich bag just below the zipper. Insert a twisty straw or flexible straw in the hole and punch another hole in the same corner of the bag through both layers, just above the zipper. Thread a shower curtain ring through that hole. Repeat with remaining bags, straws and shower curtain rings.

To serve, pour 1 cup of the cranberry-cherry mixture into each bag and seal. Hang by the shower curtain rings on hooks. Guests can hold their drink by the ring and sip through the straw.

Note: If you want a more adult cocktail, add 3/4-cup vodka to the juice mixture before chilling. This mixture will yield 9, 3/4-cup servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories 161; Total Fat 0g; Saturated Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 21mg; Carbohydrate 39g; Fiber 2g; Protein 2g

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