Crowd-Pleasing Punch Recipe

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I have six children, and I developed this punch to serve at each of their wedding receptions. Since then, I've also taken it to anniversary parties and many other get-together.—Ruby Andersen, Harlan, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:100 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 100 servings


  • 3 quarts water
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 4 envelopes unsweetened orange Kool-Aid mix
  • 3 cans (12 ounces each) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 3 cans (12 ounces each) frozen lemonade, thawed
  • 2 cans (46 ounces each) pineapple juice
  • 2 cans (46 ounces each) apricot nectar
  • 3 bottles (28 ounces each) ginger ale

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 52 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a 6-gal container, combine the water, sugar, Kool-Aid mix, orange juice, lemonade, pineapple juice and apricot nectar. Just before serving, pour one-third of punch mixture into a punch bowl; add 1 bottle ginger ale. As bowl empties, repeat with remaining punch mixture and ginger ale. Yield: 100 servings.
Originally published as Crowd-Pleasing Punch in Taste of Home August/September 1993, p57

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KScales User ID: 3262967 6281
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2010

"We're sorry for any confusion with this recipe. Since we don't indicate to add the water from the soft drink mix or juice concentrates, it's not to be added. The only water in the recipe is the 3 quarts that's listed.

This recipe yields approximately 55 cups or 3-1/2 gallons, which is enough for 100 people. A 6-gallon container is listed in order to have plenty of room to mix everything, but a smaller one could be used.
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grannygina User ID: 4771057 6677
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2010

"The instructions are very poor! It is not clear if you mix the orange flavored soft drink mix and fruit juices with the amount of water indicated on the packages. When made as stated it only makes 2 3/4 gallons not 6. gallons as indicated."

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