Garnish suggestions: sliced citrus fruit, fresh cranberries, mint leaves
Combine the cranberry juice, vodka and lemonade in a large jar or glass dispenser and chill in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.
Just before serving add the ginger ale and several cups of ice (if using a punch bowl an ice ring may be used). Serve in 8 ounce glasses. The recipe may be doubled for larger gatherings.
A shortcut for the 2 hours of chilling may be accomplished by having all ingredients chilled beforehand.
Allowing the flavors to mesh together before serving is preferred.
To make a Hot Mulled Punch version:Add all the ingredients together and warm in a saucepan with a ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice. Note: when making the hot mulled punch the ginger ale will not be fizzy but still adds great ginger flavor.