- 1 12-oz can frozen citrus blend juice concentrate, thawed
- 1 12-oz can frozen berry blend juice concentrate, thawed
- 2 2-liter bottles ginger ale, chilled
- ice cubes or ice ring
From The New Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook
Katie: We went to a dinner party at a friend’s house, and I thought that the perfect thing to take would be some punch. But, I didn’t know how to make punch. Well, the Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook didn’t let me down! This was super easy to make, the biggest problem being that my punch bowl isn’t big enough. I don’t have a dedicated punch bowl, but rather one of those cake stands that can be flipped around into a punch bowl. I was able to make about half of the recipe at a time. I also wanted to make a ice ring, and I used my pound cake pan. For a punch bowl the size of mine, something smaller would really be better, but it still served its purpose of keeping the punch cold without watering it down. I made a punch ring with ginger ale, and I placed orange slices and strawberries in it. I also had fresh orange slices and strawberries to garnish when serving.
Gray: This was tasty and the ice ring was very pretty. It would have worked better if the bowl was a little large, or maybe an ice ball would have been better for the size bowl, but in any case looked nice and served its purpose well. I think that punch is an under-rated treat in this day of bottled soda pop and booze. It is a fun social drink that we ought to see at parties more often. If you have thoughts on it, let us know if the comments. Enjoy!