Slush Punch for the Holidays

Who doesn’t love a good punch? Growing up my grandma, named Gertrude, or my great aunt, named Emma, would throw one together in a hurry.  They would freeze a ring of ice with berries or lemon slices in one of their decorative copper rounds and it made the most beautiful ice ring for the punch bowl.  There’s just something about it.  It still holds its magic, but people seem to moving away from punch.

Emma gave me her bowl with the delicate punch cups that rest on the edge of the glass rim.  This bowl has sat at more family gatherings and celebrated more sad and happy occasions than I ever will. It’s a piece of history and legacy that has spanned generations.

I say we bring it back!  Punch for the holidays!  Punch in honor of Gertrude and Emma!  Punch for the people 🙂

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Slush Punch for the Holidays

This is a great crowd pleaser punch for special occasions and holidays.

  • Author: Krista Gilbert

Ingredients

1  – 46 oz canned pineapple juice

1  – 12 oz can frozen (pulp free) orange juice, thawed

1  – 12 oz can frozen lemonade, thawed

1  – 12 oz can frozen cran-raspberry juice, thawed

6 cups of water (4  – 12 oz cans)

2 2-liter bottles of 7UP

Lemons and herbs for decorative garnish

 

Instructions

Mix together the fruit juices and water.  Divide into two containers and freeze.

 

To serve:

 

Thaw the container for 4 hours until it becomes a thick slush. Transfer to a punch bowl.

Add 1  (2 liter bottle) 7-Up to the slush mixture.

 

Add lemon slices and herbs or fresh berries for garnish.

 

Makes approx. 50 4 oz cups.

 

Notes

*Some like to add a container of sherbet to the punch.

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