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Friday, 30 December 2011

Fresh Fruit Party Punch For Many


Serves 60 Punch Glasses (cut recipe in half for less quantity)

There was never a party at ours that did not include this fruity super zesty Punch!! My mum always made this one, and all our guests raved about it :)

Party Punch can really liven up your party and gives guests a chance to mingle as they gather up around it to pour their drink. It can be virgin or alcoholic, regardless which way you decide to go, a party punch is an elegant beverage to serve that will surely please your guests. Place this fabulous punch in a large crystal bowl for a fancy presentation and invite your guests to pour up this New Year's :) This punch pairs very well with my 5 classic Cocktail Bites, which you can prepare at home for a marvelous New Year's Party at home!!

You Need
350 ml Orange juice concentrate
350 ml Lemonade concentrate
1.350 ltrs unsweetened pineapple juice, chilled
4 ltrs Ginger ale, chilled
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 cups sugar
8 cups water (if using fresh juices instead of concentrates, do not add these 8 cups)
2 ltrs Sparkling water
Fresh Strawberries, halve lengthways 
Fresh Orange wedges
Raspberries
Blueberries

In a large container, combine Lemon & Orange concentrate with 8 cups of water. Stir to dissolve. (if using fresh juices instead, just combine juices without the water) Stir in Lime juice & Sugar till sugar dissolves. Cover & chill for 4 hours.

Right before serving, pour 1/2 the juice mixture in a punch bowl, add ice cubes. Pour unsweetened pineapple juice, 1 ltr sparkling water, 2 ltr ginger ale and stir gently to combine.  Garnish with your chosen fruits.

Chuncky Party Punch
During Party Pour the rest of the ginger ale & sparkling water when punch levels drop. Always place punch cups & ladel right next to the punch bowl.

Dima's Tips you cn use any fruits you like to fill a punch bowl. You can even make it chunky, by adding roughly chopped fruits or fruit wedges. You can use stoned appricots, peaches, grapes, cherry halves...etc

For an Alcoholic Party Punch: Add 750 ml Vodka and use Champagne instead of Sparkling water.

With this post I conclude 2011 posts, moving on to 2012 which will bring your way even better food, recipes, beverages, entertainment inspirations, and all things delicious. If you had been following my blog throughout 2011, please share your thoughts with me. I would love to learn how my blog has inspired you in the Kitchen, in entertaining...etc Has it been useful to you, did it help you improve your cookery skills, Have you tried a recipe that you just loved and frequently use in your menus? Also let me know, what you would like to see more of on this blog... Leave a comment and let me know, I would love to hear your feedback :)

Happy New Year's :)

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