HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >

I need a large quantity punch idea non-alcoholic for tomorrow

k
kayEx May 24, 2009 12:34 PM

Classic and not so classic any and all ideas welcome really. Maybe an interesting punched up lemonade. Unfortunately for me friends and family are not drinkers so the main beverages have to be unspiked. I have one beverage dispenser that holds about 3 gallons so one easy to make large quantity recipe will be really great. I will just tote my own party in a flask.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. lucygoosey RE: kayEx May 24, 2009 01:22 PM

    hibiscus lemonade

    1. c
      critter101 RE: kayEx May 24, 2009 04:43 PM

      How about Arnold Palmer - half iced tea, half lemonade.

      1 Reply
      1. re: critter101
        k
        kayEx RE: critter101 May 24, 2009 05:38 PM

        thanks we just decided on Arnold Palmers earlier. May do the hibiscus for a nightcap

      2. TrishUntrapped RE: kayEx May 24, 2009 07:15 PM

        Probably too late for you, but here is another thread with punch suggestions. The Pacific Sparkler Punch I recommended is very very good for a crowd.

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/617540

        1. raygunclan RE: kayEx May 24, 2009 09:30 PM

          i love a 2 liter of ginger ale, a large can of pineapple juice and raspberry sherbert. so yummy with frozen raspberries floating around!

          1. k
            KiltedCook RE: kayEx May 25, 2009 08:11 AM

            Gallon jugs of the Tampico brand fruit juices from the megamart, combined with Ginger Ale, crushed ice and fruit cocktail for a non-alcoholic Sangria...

            1. e
              eamcd RE: kayEx May 30, 2009 07:07 PM

              I know it's too late for your event, but I'm sure others will come across this post looking for punch. Talk about a time capsule, but the old stand-by for church receptions when I was growing up was really simple -- pink lemonade (made with the frozen concentrate), a package of frozen strawberries, and a bottle of ginger aie. It was different enough not to be "just" lemonade, but simple and kid-friendly. For "fancy" occasions, freeze some lemonade in a ring mold with strawberries in there. Then float the ring in the bowl. I always liked that better than melting sherbet in punch.

              1. a
                Apple RE: kayEx May 31, 2009 10:56 AM

                At my bridal shower, we had several pregnant ladies... we made lovely virgin sangrias:

                cut up fruit (cherries, raspbeeries, peaches, apricots, grapes, etc...)
                cranberry juice
                orange juice concentrate
                sparkling water

                can't remember the proportions but taste & adjust

                Show Hidden Posts