Delicious Punch Recipes Perfect For A Family Get Together

By Duane Beckett
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These punch recipes are perfect for special occasions. From color-changing punch to Harry Potter-style butterbeer.

Wash down your winter banquets with these 5 delicious concoctions:

Orange Sherbet Punch

If you want a 10-minute punch that every child will love (and most adults) this super-sweet solution should be your go-to option. With only a few easy to get and low-cost ingredients required, this sweet tooth punch is perfect if you’re on a budget or have left things to the last minute (like I always do).

Ingredients

  • 3-oz package of orange gelatine
  • 64-oz orange juice
  • 1-liter sprite
  • 46-oz pineapple juice
  • 1-liter sprite
  • 1-quart orange sherbet

Instructions

Step One: In a saucepan, add 1 cup of the pineapple juice and over a moderate heat bring to a boil. Once boiling, stir in the orange gelatine until fully dissolved.

Step Two: Remove the pineapple juice from the heat, let it cool for a couple of minutes before adding to a punch bowl.

Step Three: Add the orange juice and remaining pineapple juice to the punch bowl. Place in the refrigerator to chill.

Step Four: When ready to serve, add the Sprite and mix. Topping with scoops of orange sherbet for that extra sweetness and texture.

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Cranberry Surprise

If you’re a practical joker, this punch’s party piece will be a definite conversation starter. In this recipe, you’ll add a floating ice hand to the blood-red punch. Expect lots of questions to be asked yet it’s perfect to stop a faculty party from being dull.

Ingredients

  • 64-oz of cranberry juice
  • 32-oz of ginger ale (or soda water)
  • 64-oz of apple juice
  • A handful of gummy sweet
  • 1 teaspoon of red food coloring
  • A latex glove and room in your freezer

Instructions

Step-One: Fill the rubber glove with bottled water and tie the end, making sure it is leak proof.

Step-Two: Place the glove in your freezer for 1-2 days, or until frozen.

Step-Three: To make the punch, put the gummy treats in a bowl and add the remaining ingredients. Between the cranberry juice and red food coloring, it will look bloody.

Step-Four: Cut away the latex glove from the ice to leave the hand shape.

Step-Five: Place the ice into the punch to make it look like a severed-hand floating in blood.

Butterbeer Punch

If you’re in a home of Harry Potter fans this butterbeer punch recipe is the perfect tipple. Not only is a fan-favorite, it’s a non-alcoholic deliciously sweet treat.

Ingredients for the whipped topping

  • 2 cups of cream
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter
  • Butterscotch syrup

Ingredients for the punch

  • 6 cans of cream soda
  • 3 cans of seltzer
  • 4 cups of white grape juice

Instructions

Step One: In a large bowl mix the cream, brown sugar, along with vanilla extract. Use a hand mixer to whip the mixture until you see a soft foam

Step Two: In a punch bowl, add the cream soda, cans of seltzer, and white grape juice

Step Three: Pour the punch bowl mix into glasses for serving and add the whipped topping

Step Four: Add sugar and butterscotch syrup to the top of each glass and serve.

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Color-Changing Non-Alcoholic Margarita

This punch is a fantastic way to bring some theatre into your party, and best of all, this version is Tequilla free and family-friendly.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of purple cabbage, sliced into pieces
  • 4 cups of boiling water
  • 8 ounce of cactus juice
  • 4 ounces of triple sec syrup
  • 3 ounces of fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup of lemonade
  • 4 slices of lime for garnishing
  • Half cup of kosher salt for the rim of glasses

Instructions

Step One: Put the cabbage in a large heatproof bowl and add the hot water. Let the water turn deep blue, this may take 5-minutes

Step Two: Remove the cabbage and keep the blue water

Step Three: Pour the water into an ice tray and let it freeze

Step Four: Take an empty pitcher and mix cactus juice, triple sec syrup, lime juice and the lemonade

Step Five: Take the lime slices and rub them on the rim of glasses to make them wet. After this, sprinkle on the salt

Step Six: Before serving, add the deep blue ice cubes to the pitcher and slices of lime (as the ice melts the color of the drink will change)

Purple-Aid Punch

This purple-colored punch recipe can be made alcoholic for adults or non-alcoholic for kids. Due to its simplicity, this is the perfect concoction for a quick punch that’s befitting any get-together.

Ingredients

  • 1 litre of pineapple juice
  • 1 litre of pomegranate juice
  • 2 litres of ginger ale. You may use some other lemon-lime soda if you don’t like ginger
  • WITH ALCOHOL: 1 half bottle of rum (add to taste)
  • WITHOUT ALCOHOL: Substitute the half bottle of rum for a mix of white grape juice and apple juice

Instructions

Step One: Get a clean punch bowl

Step Two: Add pineapple juice, 1 litre of ginger ale or lemon-lime soda, 1/2 bottle of rum or an equal amount of white grape and apple juice

Step Three: Continue adding your ginger ale or lemon-lime soda to taste

Step Four: Finally add your 1 litre of pomegranate juice to taste

Step Five: Serve with ice.

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