Not Just Kool-Aid
by Amy Hunt
For most children their drink of choice originates in a small paper package with a large punch bowl smiling up at them. There is nothing wrong with Kool-Aid, I’ll be the first to admit that I was raised on it. However there is more to life than Kool-Aid. Making homemade punch can be as versatile as your imagination. I love simply taking apricot nectar and mixing it with pineapple juice and then serving it over ice. YUMMY! Get creative and start mixing.
4 1/2 to 5 cups apricot nectar
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 cups orange juice
1/2 cup light corn syrup
Combine all ingredients; chill thoroughly. Serve with ice cubes, garnished with lemon and orange slices, if desired.
Makes 2 quarts.
12 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate
1 small can (6 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate
1 cup pineapple juice
1/2 gallon dry ginger ale (32 ounces)
Mix fruit juices; cover and chill thoroughly in refrigerator. Add cold ginger ale just before serving. Serve fruit punch over crushed ice or freeze about half of the ginger ale in ice cube trays and add to punch with remaining ginger ale.
Fruit punch serves 24
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