Festive Party Punches
Festive Party Punches
Designed by Brenda Hyde
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There is something festive about a bowl of 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!
Try steeping 1/2 to 1 tsp. of rosemary leaves for 5 minutes in hot fruit juice. Cool the mixture and add to your punch recipes.
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 gingerale
1/4 cup sugar
Mix gelatin and water, add thawed strawberries, lemonade and sugar. Before serving add the gingerale.
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.
Citrus Punch with Sherbert
1 large can pineapple juice, chilled
1 large can grapefruit juice, chilled
2 liter bottle lemon lime soda
Lime or lemon and orange sherbert
Mix beverages together and place small scoops of sherbert on top. This makes 1 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 gingerale
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 8 glasses, dividing evenly. Top each with a scoop of ice cream. Add the chilled gingerale to each glass to fill. Top with a slice of kiwi if desired. Serve immediately.