Use two pitchers and divide the different drinks between the two pitchers. Use a long spoon to gently mix the drink.
There's not usually space in the fridge during the holidays for a big punch bowl but you are much more likely to have space for the pitchers. Chill for at least 3-4 hours.
To make the ice ring:
Place fresh cranberries on the bottom of the mold. Add a layer of mint leaves. Add another layer of cranberries followed by another layer of mint leaves.
Fill with just enough of the mocktail mixture to barely cover the cranberries and mint. Freeze until firm before filling the mold with additional drink mix. Freeze until completely solid, ideally over-night.
Remove the mold from the freezer and place in a pan of warm water for about 60 seconds or as long as is needed for the ice to come loose. Be careful not to let it sit for too long because otherwise the ice ring will begin to melt.
Add ice ring to punch bowl. Pour the punch mixture into the punch bowl.
This is best prepared the night before to allow the ice to completely solidify.Use decorative ice cubes so that your punch won't be watered down by regular ice. Buy extra of the drink ingredients if you have a large group, or you can use just the Simply Cranberry cocktail to fill the mold.Tip: If you use a silicone ring mold this process might be a bit simpler and you can possibly skip the warm water bath.