Making Fruit Punch
This recipe is a standard, classic non-alcoholic fruit punch. It's as easy to mix together as a packaged mix, and tastes much better. This recipe makes about a gallon.
- Garnish the punch bowl with lemon, lime and orange slices, if desired.
- To make the grown-up version of this recipe, substitute two bottles of sparkling wine for the ginger ale, but be especially gentle when adding it to preserve its bubbles. Sparkling wine or Champagne is a better choice for this recipe than vodka, rum or other spirits.
- Use the best orange juice you can for this recipe, like fresh squeezed juice or packaged juice that's not made from concentrate. It will make a big difference.
- You can also modify this recipe with many other types of fruit juices.
- Chill all ingredients well, if possible. This step isn't crucial, but it will help preserve the bubbles in the ginger ale and cause less ice to melt and dilute the punch.
- Combine the fruit juices in a punch bowl and mix well.
- Stir in the ginger ale slowly and gently, trying not to release too much carbonation.
- Taste the punch and add more juice if necessary.
- Place the ice cubes or ice block in the punch bowl and serve.
- 1 c. lime juice, or juice from 5 to 6 fresh limes
- 1 qt. fresh orange juice
- 1 qt. ginger ale, chilled
- 1 qt. sweetened cranberry juice
- 1/2 qt. pineapple juice
- ice cubes or ice block