I don’t know if I’m a little out of it when it comes to what kinds of beverages (other than alcohol…) are being served at parties/events or not, but regardless, punch is one beverage that I still enjoy immensely!
Today I want to share with you a very delicious and refreshing punch recipe I made for a wedding last month that was a huge hit – I obviously didn’t make enough as my mom and sister were refilling the (large) punch bowls constantly and they had pretty much run out by the time we left with still about 2 hours left of reception! Whoops…
What I love about this punch is that it is as easy to put together as it is tasty. The base, since it is frozen, can be made ahead of time making it easy to pull out, thaw (not much though, as you want a slush effect if possible), and mix with the other liquids! You know I’m all about easy… :)
Now about the taste… very sweet, slightly tangy and ADDICTING! Plus, if you can get it slushy (which you probably can, I seemed to be the only person in the world that had problems with this – of course that could have been due to my not chilling the ginger ale before hand…) it makes it all the better!
I know you are going to love this punch and I strongly urge you to try it at your next event – you will be the hit of the party!
~ If you don’t end up with an icy/slushy punch, it’s ok – trust me – it tastes just as good!
~ If you want, you can substitute (you would need about six bottles though…) sparkling apple cider for the ginger ale. But be forewarned: it makes it EXTRA sweet, so if you don’t like things on the super sweet side then I would leave it out and just use the ginger ale and 7-Up, or perhaps cut down the sugar(?).
Frozen Pink Punch
2 C. water
3 C. granulated sugar
1 (6 ounce) package strawberry gelatin mix
1 (16 ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate
5 C. plus ¾ C (46 ounces total) pineapple juice
¾ C. lemon juice (the kind in the bottle)
3 quarts ginger ale
1 (12 oz) can 7-Up
In a large saucepan over high heat, combine water and sugar. Bring to a boil and boil to a thin syrup.
Next, add gelatin mix, orange juice concentrate, pineapple juice, and lemon juice. Stir well.
Pour mixture into 1-2 large zip top bags and place into a larger freezer safe bowl.
Freeze until almost completely frozen (freezing overnight works well).
When ready to serve, remove bags and bowl from freezer and allow to thaw for about an hour.
Remove mixture from bags and place in punch bowl (or desired container).
Add ginger ale and 7-Up. Stir well and break up ice chunks as you go.