All-Occasion Punch

Ingredients

  • 8 cups cold water
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed plus 3/4 cup thawed lemonade concentrate
  • 2 liters ginger ale, chilled
  • 1 liter cherry lemon-lime soda, chilled
  • Ice ring, optional

Directions

  1. In a large punch bowl, combine water and lemonade concentrate. Stir in ginger ale and lemon-lime soda. Top with an ice ring if desired.
  2. Serve immediately.

Sparkling Punch

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 3/4 cup thawed lemonade concentrate
  • 2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 liters lemon-lime soda, chilled

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients; mix until sugar is dissolved. Chill for 1-2 hours. Just before serving, stir in soda.

Golden Fruit Punch with Ice Ring

Ingredients

  • 4 maraschino cherries
  • 1 medium navel orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 small lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 small lime, thinly sliced
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen pineapple-orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 2 liters diet ginger ale, chilled

Piña Colada

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh pineapple
  • 6 tablespoons (3 ounces) silver or white rum
  • 3 tablespoons ( 1 1/2 ounces) fresh lime juice
  • 6 tablespoons (3 ounces) cream of coconut
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) pineapple juice
  • 3 cups ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) black strap rum (optional)
  • Garnishes: fresh pineapple wedges, fresh mint Sprigs

Directions

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a blender, cover with lid, and process until smooth. Pour into 2 Collins glasses. Top off each with additional 1 1/2 teaspoons (1/4 ounce) black strap rum, if desired. Garnish, if desired.

Pink Rhubarb Punch

Ingredients

  • 8 cups chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb
  • 8 cups water
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry gelatin powder
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 6 cups ginger ale, chilled

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, bring rhubarb and water to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Drain, reserving liquid (save rhubarb for another use).
  2. In a large bowl, dissolve sugar and gelatin powder in boiling water. Stir in pineapple and lemon juices. Stir in rhubarb liquid; refrigerate until chilled.
  3. Just before serving, pour into a punch bowl and stir in ginger ale.