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Easy Punch Recipes

Updated on January 7, 2015

How To Make The Perfect Punch

I love making punch, because you don't really need a recipe. You just add a bit of this and a bit of that and all of a sudden you have an amazingly refreshing drink :-)

Sure sometimes it works like that, but often you end up creating something too sweet or too confused. Sometimes it's just safer to have a recipe.

I have listed below a few of my standby recipes for different occasions, some innocent fruit ones and some with an extra kick for special occasions. Either way nothing beats an icy cold glass of punch at a summer party.

Raspberry Punch
Raspberry Punch
Prep time: 10 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 finely chopped kiwifruit
  • 60 gm raspberries
  • 75 gm blueberries
  • 250 g strawberries (quartered)
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 4 cups cranberry and raspberry juice
  • 4 cups lemonade (or soda if you prefer less sweet drink)
  • fresh mint

Instructions

  1. 1. Divide the strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and kiwifruit evenly among 2 ice-cube trays. Cover with cold water and place in the freezer for 4 hours or overnight until set.
  2. 2. Combine the fruit juice, lemonade and pineapple juice in a large serving jug. Add the ice cubes and mint, and stir to combine. Serve immediately.
  3. You can make the ice cubes (step 1) up to 2 days ahead. Continue from step 2 just before serving.
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Watermelon Punch
Watermelon Punch

Watermelon Lime and Vodka Punch - The vodka is optional of course

Watermelon and limes are a great combination.

Prep time: 10 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: 6

Ingredients

  • 1/2 medium watermelon - seeded & blended
  • 4 fresh limes - juiced
  • Handful of mint leaves - torn
  • Sparkling mineral water or soda water - to taste
  • Vodka - I use raspberry flavor but any is fine
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Mix first 4 ingredients together - depending on the sweetness of your watermelon you may or may not want to add a little sugar. You can get creative and serve this in the hollowed out watermelon if you are careful not to break it when removing the fruit.
Pineapple based punch
Pineapple based punch

White Sangria - Not a punch for the kids

This is a really refreshing summer drink. Super easy to make, this one will be really popular I promise.

Cook Time

Prep Time: 10

Total Time: 40

Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle moscato or sweet white wine
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple juice - chilled
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice - chilled
  • 1/3 cup vanilla vodka
  • 1 large apple chopped
  • 1/2 punnet strawberries quartered
  • 12 mint leaves
  • ice cubes with frozen blueberries inside

Instructions

  1. 1. Freeze blue berries in ice trays with water
  2. 2. Prepare fruit
  3. 3. Wash mint and pull leaves from stems
  4. 4. Mix the orange and pineapple juice in large jug or punch bowl
  5. 5. Add alcohol and other fruit
  6. Chill for 1/2 hour. Add ice and mint immediately before serving

Check out these Great Punch Recipes - Non Alcoholic Punch and Alcohol Based Punch

Naughty and nice punch recipes great for summer entertaining

Vodka Sherbet Punch Recipe

Do you like to make punch? - What is your favorite punch recipe?

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      ajmac 

      5 years ago

      Nice punch recipes.Thanks for sharing.

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      Mickie Goad 

      5 years ago

      I love white sangria and must try out the recipe you have shared on this page.

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      Starzz30 

      5 years ago

      I do enjoy punch, my favorite punch recipe is cherry-limeade with a splash of vodka.

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      Andrej977 LM 

      6 years ago

      I love punch, I will try your recipes.

      Thanks for sharing!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I love punches. My favorite is Sangria. Great lens with really interesting recipes. A big squidlike from me.

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      TamarWrites 

      6 years ago

      Yes, I like to make punch!

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      Barbara Walton 

      6 years ago from France

      I haven't made punch much in the past, but I think I'll give it a go now. These look wonderful.

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      Ruthi 

      6 years ago

      No wee ones here and I am not the designated driver, so white sangria punch for me, please and thank you!

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      6 years ago from Canada

      My husband came home from work yesterday craving something cool to drink. It was our first truly hot day and he was just not prepared for it. Luckily we did have a jug of raspberry cranberry punch in the cupboard, not quite as good as homemade, but a good drink on a hot summer day for sure.

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      jimmyworldstar 

      6 years ago

      Punch is great. I make it non-alcoholic for my kids. I'll normally have strawberry, orange, and pineapple in a mixture. I've got to try that watermelon, lime, and vodka mix sometime.

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      Ann 

      7 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      these look wonderful. angel blessed and featured on my summer reading lens

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Great lens. Thanks

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      7 years ago from Canada

      Oh this is beautiful. So very well done that it makes me thirsty just cruising through it.

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      ohcaroline 

      7 years ago

      I don't know why we think we have to have special occasions to make punch....love em!

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      Addy Bell 

      7 years ago

      I love punch, but I don't make it that often. My favorite is my mother's cranberry lime-aid punch. Yum!gigalink

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