Festive & fruity: 6 party punch recipes

Orange fruit punch in a bowl

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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!
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.

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Tingle bells punch recipe

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.

Fruity punch for a party

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
Cracked ice


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.

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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Brenda Hyde

Brenda Hyde

Brenda Hyde is a freelance writer living on ten acres in rural Michigan with her husband and kids. She is a mom, grandma, gardener, cook and writer. She blogs on all of these topics at harvestmoongazette.blogspot.com.

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