April 20, 2013

Red Punch

This punch recipe has been in my family for who knows how long.  If this tells you anything, it is in a family cookbook that features a family picture in which I am around 5 years old.  :)  Anyway, it's super easy and super yummy.  I recently made it for my daughter's 1st birthday party - it was so pretty with the ladybug party theme.


Ingredients:
1 46oz can pineapple juice
1 46oz can orange juice
1 6oz can frozen limeade
2 packets strawberry Kool-Aid
Ginger ale (optional)



Directions:
  • Mix Kool-Aid according to package directions
  • Mix limeade according to package directions
  • Combine all ingredients
  • At this point, you can serve as-is over ice, refrigerate and serve, or to serve slushy, follow these steps:
  • Pour punch into whatever containers you have on hand - empty milk cartons, pop bottles, etc.  Place in freezer for several hours or overnight.
  • A few hours before you're going to serve the punch, set it out to let it begin to thaw. 
  • Once it thaws enough that it can be stirred, scoop into punch bowl.
  • You can leave it how it is, or you can make it just a little better and pour some ginger ale over the top.  I do this only in the punch bowl, and as close as possible to serving time.  It gives it a nice fizzy, bubbliness (that's a word, right?) that I really like.
 
Final Product!

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