Friday, January 2, 2009

Punch



I'm making punch today for my Grandma's 90th birthday party. She turned 90 on 12/28 but we wanted to have her party after the holiday hoopla!

Anway, I just wanted to share this punch recipe with you. It is so good & I often make it in the summer because it gets like Africa hot (name that movie) here and it's so refreshing. I don't know the actual name of it, we just call it the wedding punch because all of my sisters and I served it at our weddings.

3 C sugar
1/2 C Real Lemon
1 1/2 liter Sprite
1 1/2 liter 7 Up
3 C pineapple juice
1 to 2 quarts ginger ale

Mix all ingredients, except for ale, together in large bowl. Pour into gallon baggies. Freeze at least 2 nights before the day you are serving. Set out to thaw a little when you serve. Place in punch bowl, pour ginger ale over and start breaking it apart to make slush. I usually double this recipe because I get the larger can of pineapple juice.

This is the big crowd version of the recipe. It serves about 150.

5 lbs sugar
1-32oz bottle Real Lemon
4-42oz cans pineapple juice
6-2 liter Sprite
6-2 liter 7 Up
8-2 quarts ginger ale

P.S. Just looked in the recipe book for the big crowd version and it's called Church Punch.

2 comments :

Leeza898 said...

Happy Birthday to your grandma Stacy.
This punch sure looks mouth watering. I believe my friend served this at her party before. I remembered the freezing part of it. I hope you had a nice party.

Grace

Chrispea said...

Cute, tell your Grandma "happy birthday" for me. We always make that recipe for punch. Sometimes we make an ice ring with lemon and orange slices and cherries. Looks really pretty. :)