There is something so festive about a bowl of party punch served in dainty glasses from an old-fashioned punch bowl.
Whether you are visiting with family on Christmas Eve, throwing a traditional New Year’s Eve bash or gathering for a special birthday, try one of these festive punch recipes!
by Brenda Hyde
Banana fruit punch
46 ounce can pineapple juice
12 ounce can frozen orange juice
4 tablespoons Real Lemon concentrate
4 cups sugar
6 cups water
2 liter bottle of lemon lime soda
Process bananas in blender until pureed. Mix with other ingredients, except for soda. At this point you can freeze the punch in a container, and break up in a punch bowl one hour before serving, adding the lemon lime soda at this time.
Tingle bells punch recipe
Recipe from our friends at ClickAmericana: Stir up some tart & jingling punch with Sprite (1965)
2 quarts cranberry juice
1 can (6 ounces) frozen Minute Maid Lemonade Concentrate, thawed
1/2 cup maraschino cherry juice
6 bottles 10-ounce Sprite, well-chilled
Combine all ingredients. Serve over ice in punch bowl. Garnish with lemon slice, orange wedge and maraschino cherry alternated on cocktail picks. Makes about 40 4-ounce servings.
Citrus punch with sherbet
1 large can pineapple juice, chilled
1 large can grapefruit juice, chilled
2 liter bottle lemon lime soda
Lime or lemon and orange sherbet
Mix beverages together and place small scoops of sherbet on top. This makes one punch bowl.
Tropical kiwi punch
12 ounce can Pina Colada Mix
2 kiwi, peeled and sliced
1 banana, sliced
Vanilla ice cream
2 12-ounce cans cold ginger ale
In a blender, combine the Pina Colada Mix, kiwi and banana. Mix until smooth. Freeze the mixture for one hour. Pour 1/4 cup of this mixture into eight glasses, dividing evenly. Top each with a scoop of ice cream. Add the chilled ginger ale to each glass to fill. Top with a slice of kiwi if desired. Serve immediately.
Old-fashioned fruit punch
This is from the Rumford Complete Cook Book — 1931
2 pounds sugar
2 quarts water
2 quarts mineral water
1 large pineapple, shredded
Juice of 6 oranges and 4 lemons
2 cups sliced strawberries
3 sliced bananas
1 cup raspberry or other fruit syrup
Boil the sugar with one pint of the water to form a syrup; add the remaining water, mineral water, fruit and ice. Served very cold.
3 cups boiling water
1 small package strawberry gelatin
1 package (10 ounces) frozen, sugared strawberries
1 can frozen lemonade
1 liter ginger ale
1/4 cup sugar
Mix gelatin and water, add thawed strawberries, lemonade and sugar. Before serving, add the ginger ale.