Are you having a party? Are you fretting over what kind of beverage or punch you are going to serve to your party guests? Well, worry no more! Your party punch doesn’t have to be fancy and elaborate, it just needs to taste good.
How much punch should you make? When making punch for a party, you need to plan on making enough for all of your party guests. As a rule of thumb, 1 gallon of punch will make thirty 5 ounce servings.
How to Make an Ice Ring Mold:
Making a punch bowl ice ring is really easy. Buy an inexpensive gelatin ring mold, fill the mold with punch juice and freeze for several hours. Remove the ice mold from the ring and add it to your punch bowl before pouring in the punch juice. Making an ice ring mold from punch juice keeps your party punch from getting watered down, which is what would happen if you use traditional ice.
Here are a few recipes that are delicious and easy to make.
Tropical Party Punch
- 1 small can frozen orange juice
- 1 small can frozen lemonade
- 2 1/2 c. pineapple juice
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 8 c. water
- 1 qt. 7-Up
Mix all ingredients together in a large punch bowl. Add some ice if desired, right before serving.
Open House Fruit Punch
- 6 c. orange juice, chilled
- 1 c. pineapple juice, chilled
- 2/3 c. maraschino juice
- 1 bottle (2 liter) lemon-lime soda, chilled
Ice Ring: Made with maraschino cherries and orange slices and water.
Note: one 16 ounce jar of maraschino cherries will contain 2/3 c. juice.
In a large punch bowl stir together orange, pineapple and maraschino cherry juice. To serve, stir in soda and add ice ring. Serve in punch cups.
Raspberry Lemonade Punch
- 18 oz. frozen lemonade
- 10 oz. pkg. frozen strawberries, thawed
- 1 qt. ginger ale
- 1 pint raspberry sherbet
- fresh whole strawberries
Pour lemonade into a large punch bowl, stir in strawberries. Just before serving add ginger ale and some ice. Place a raspberry in each cup and serve chilled.
Fruity Tutti Punch
- 1 pint cranberry juice
- 1 qt. apple juice
- 12 oz. frozen lemonade concentrate
- 6 oz. frozen pineapple juice concentrate
- 6 oz. frozen grapefruit juice concentrate
- 2 liters of lemon-lime soda
Mix all of the above ingredients together in a large punch bowl; serve chilled.
Shelly Hill has been working from home since 1989 in Direct Sales. You can visit Shelly online at inthekitchenwithshelly.com