Festive & fruity: 6 party punch recipes

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!

Oranges in punchbowl

by Brenda Hyde

Banana fruit punch

5 Bananas
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


Punch into a glass - Ladle by Match PewterCombine 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.

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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
Cracked ice


pink party punchBoil the sugar with one pint of the water to form a syrup; add the remaining water, mineral water, fruit and ice. Served very cold.

Strawberry punch

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.

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