Each year, the appearance of red kettles and the signature sound of bells ringing herald the arrival of the holiday season. For more than 125 years, the Salvation Army has been giving back through its Red Kettle Campaign. Its efforts now provide assistance to over 4.5 million people in the United States during the holidays, and the tradition has spread all over the world.
Once again, Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) is partnering with The Salvation Army to give back to the communities we serve. Through the end of the year, DPS is donating 10 cents to The Salvation Army for every specially marked 7UP, Canada Dry and Squirt 2-liter bottle, 20-oz. bottle and 12-pack sold.
If you need an extra incentive to support DPS's Green Bottle Holiday Program, check out the recipes below. Each holiday libation features at least one brand participating in the program, and they're all sure to please at your next family or office gathering —or in the comfort of your own living room.
From the DPS family to yours, may your holidays be merry, bright and flavorful!
7UP HOLIDAY PARTY PUNCH
This classic recipe has only three ingredients, but don't let that fool you. It (party) punches above its weight and packs a whole lot of holiday "yum." This alcohol-free drink is great for the whole family.
This punch is best served in a stemless glass.
HOLIDAY ORANGE SPICE PUNCH
Think of this punch as the 7UP Holiday Party Punch's more sophisticated sibling. Don't let that intimidate you though. It's still a fairly simple recipe, and the added ingredients give it a slightly more complex flavor profile with just the right amount of spice.
To add a little extra “punch" to your punch, add rum to taste.
SQUIRT'S CARAMEL APPLE CIDER
The caramel sauce will settle, so stir again just before serving.
KENTUCKY GINGER EGGNOG