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Non-alcoholic punch recipe needed

The Oracle May 5, 2009 03:21 PM

I'm having a Mother's Day tea party for 10 people. I'm serving tea sandwiches, muffins, scones, and quiche. I plan on having some tea on hand, but would also like to include a punch of some sort.

I have zero punch making experience! Any 'special occasion' punch concoctions come to mind?

TIA

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    LauraGrace RE: The Oracle May 5, 2009 03:45 PM

    Yes! My favorite punch:

    1 small (6 oz) can lemonade concentrate
    2 cups water
    2 tablespoons all-natural almond extract (NOT almond flavoring)
    1 quart softened orange sherbet
    2 bottles ginger ale

    Mix the lemonade, water, and almond extract, pour into punch bowl, spoon in sherbet, and stir in ginger ale. YUM.

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      The Oracle RE: LauraGrace May 7, 2009 01:27 PM

      Thank you! I will give this recipe a whirl.

      Question for you: I have imitation almond extract that I use for baking (McCormick's)... do you think that would work?

    2. TrishUntrapped RE: The Oracle May 7, 2009 01:49 PM

      This is a very popular punch recipe. The strawberries make it look great. For extra "punch" make an ice ring by freezing water over overlapping slices of lemon and lime with strawberries in a ring mold.

      Pacific Sparkler Punch

      2 quarts orange juice, well chilled
      2 (6 ounce) cans frozen limeade concentrate
      1 (2 liter) bottle carbonated lemon-lime beverage or 1 ginger ale
      2 (46 ounce) cans unsweetened pineapple juice, well chilled
      lime slices, for garnish
      strawberries, for garnish

      Combine the fruit juices in a punch bowl. Stir to dissolve limeade concentrate. Just prior to service, add the soda, plus ice and fruit as desired.

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        Analisas mom RE: The Oracle May 8, 2009 08:43 AM

        I make this punch all the time so easy
        1 large can of pineapple juice
        1 large apricot necter
        2 bottles of ginger ale.

        1. The Oracle RE: The Oracle May 11, 2009 10:53 AM

          REPORT: Thank you all for the suggestions!

          I ended up making the Pacific Sparkler Punch (sans garnish (no time!), although, that would have been a lovely touch!). Everyone at the party raved about how much they enjoyed it... it's a great punch for all ages. This recipe is definitely a keeper.

          I look forward to trying out the other recipes in the future. Thanks again, hounds!

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            TrishUntrapped RE: The Oracle May 12, 2009 05:13 AM

            Glad you liked it. Nice to have some simple punch recipes in one's repertoire.

          2. jen kalb RE: The Oracle May 12, 2009 07:43 AM

            My standard punch for church includes mango nectar (or TJ mango-orange juice), orange juice, frozen lemonade, some squeezed lemon juice and/or oranges to freshen the flavor, sugar if needed to balance out the flavors and sliced oranges, lemons or key limes. If its not too strong, it is light, fruity and highly refreshing.

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