Whether for baby showers, wedding showers, or a special lunch, break out one of these five party pleasing punches.
April 21, 2010
1 of 5Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine
Sparkling Punch Recipe This punch recipe pairs tangy pink lemonade with tart cranberry juice for an irresistible sweet-and-sour combination. Add some bubbles by mixing in club soda, and garnish with a few fresh mint springs to celebrate the season.
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Fruity Punch Recipe The secret to this recipe is in the ice cubes! Fill an ice cube tray with mandarin orange segments and orange juice, another with crushed pineapple and orange juice, a third with cranberry juice, then freeze. Meanwhile, mix together tangy orange, sweet pineapple, and tart cranberry juices with spicy and sparkling ginger ale. Add the frozen ice cubes and surprise your guests with the hidden fruits!
3 of 5Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck
Bloody Mary Punch
Bloody Mary Punch
Recipe This is the perfect brunch punch. It balances rich and velvety vegetable juice with fresh lime juice and hot sauce, getting extra depth and flavor from Worcestershire sauce and Old Bay seasoning. A garnish of celery sticks adds delightful crunch.
4 of 5Howard L. Puckett
Ultimate Rum Punch
Ultimate Rum Punch Recipe This rum punch isn't for the faint-hearted or the flavor-challenged. With the distinctive taste of golden rum, the sweetness of coconut rum, and a splash of apricot brandy, this is truly a flavor explosion in a glass. Add pineapple juice, orange juice, and tart pink grapefruit juice to bring it all together and my friends, you've got a party on your hands.
5 of 5Photo: Jan Smith
Citrus Tea Punch
Citrus Tea Punch Recipe Delicious and unique, this punch recipe gives ordinary tea a little zing. Simply steep tea bags in hot water with cloves and cinnamon, then infuse with citrus flavors by adding orange juice and thawed lemonade concentrate. You'll never look at a glass of iced tea the same way again.