Summer Punch Recipes

cool and refreshing drinks



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Watch your guests rush to the table when you make these delicious summer punch recipes at your next summer party.

These easy punch recipes will satisfy your guests' thirsts for sure, and the best part is that they are all quick and easy to make.

To make more for a larger crowd, simply double up the recipe and enjoy.

Strawberry Punch

Ingredients:

1 (12 oz.) can frozen lemonade concentrate

1 (12 oz.) can frozen orange juice concentrate

1 Qt. strawberries, hulled

1 cup water

2 liters ginger ale, chilled

Makes 8 servings

Directions:

In a large bowl, combine both juice concentrates. Add strawberries and water.

Use a potato masher or immersion blender to make a slushy mixture. Slowly stir in ginger ale; mix well.

Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours. Serve over ice.

Citrus Punch

Ingredients:

2 cups sugar

2 cups water

5 oranges, peeled (reserve peel)

3 lemons, peeled (reserve peel)

1 lime, peeled (reserve peel)

Seltzer, chilled

Makes 8 servings

Directions:

In a saucepan, stir sugar and water; bring to a boil, stir until sugar dissolves. Add reserved peels without bitter white pith to syrup.

Squeeze fruits and add to syrup. Let cool and cover and steep (soak) for 8 hours. Strain mixture into a pitcher.

Add ice to 8 glasses, fill halfway with syrup and top with chilled seltzer.

Limeade Punch

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups sugar

8 cups of water

1/2 chopped fresh ginger

2 cups fresh lime juice

4 cups ginger ale, chilled

Directions:

In a large heavy pan, over medium-heat, stir water, sugar and ginger until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 min.

Cool completely; strain. In large pitcher combine sugar syrup, fresh lime juice and chilled ginger ale. Serve over ice.

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