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Festive Party Punches
by Brenda Hyde
There is something festive about a bowl of 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!
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
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.
3 cups boiling water
1 small package strawberry gelatin
1 package (10 ounces) frozen, sugared strawberries
1 can frozen lemonade
1 liter gingerale
1/4 cup sugar
Mix gelatin and water, add thawed strawberries, lemonade
and sugar. Before serving add the gingerale.
Banana Fruit Punch
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.
Citrus Punch with Sherbert
1 large can pineapple juice, chilled
1 large can grapefruit juice, chilled
2 liter bottle lemon lime soda
Lime or lemon and orange sherbert
Mix beverages together and place small scoops of sherbert
on top. This makes 1 punch bowl.
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 8 glasses, dividing evenly. Top each
with a scoop of ice cream. Add the chilled gingerale to each
glass to fill. Top with a slice of kiwi if desired.
The Ultimate Party Drink Book
by Bruce Weinstein
Bruce Weinstein is a guy who knows how to party. And his key to partying is choosing the right drink. Spiked or zero proof, Bruce has shaken, stirred, blended, or ladled concoction for every occasion and everyone on your guest list.
About the Author:
Brenda is a wife and mom to three. She is also editor of
SeedsOfKnowledge.com and OldFashionedHolidays.com
where special occasions and traditions are celebrated year
round with recipes, crafts, decorating and more!
Let's Get Cooking!
While there are many reasons for teaching kids to cook -- less expensive than eating out, preserves family heritage, etc, the most important
reason is that by teaching your child to cook, you're giving him a better chance to be a healthy grown-up. Enabling your child with the ability
to appreciate freshness and to transform ingredients into tasty foods opens their eyes to making wiser choices about what to eat...