Graduation Punch Recipe
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Graduation Punch Recipe

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Enjoyed for over 30 years in our family, this was the punch my mom served when I graduated from high school. And I made it when my own kids graduated! —Debra Waggoner, Grand Island, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:80 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 80 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 8 quarts water, divided
  • 4 envelopes unsweetened strawberry Kool-Aid mix
  • 3 cans (6 ounces each) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 2-1/4 cups thawed lemonade concentrate
  • 2 cans (46 ounces each) DOLE® Canned 100% Pineapple Juice
  • 2 liters ginger ale, chilled

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 66 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 13mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (15g sugars, trace fiber), trace protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 fruit


  1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar and 2 qts. water. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in Kool-Aid mix. Cool completely.
  2. Just before serving, divide the syrup between two large containers or punch bowls; add the concentrates, pineapple juice and remaining water to each. Stir in ginger ale. Yield: 3-3/4 gallons.
Originally published as Graduation Punch in Taste of Home April/May 2008, p11

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Reviewed May. 20, 2012

"We've made this punch for years,but add large scoops of rainbow(or any flavor you like) sherbet top top when finished. Very Good!"

Reviewed May. 13, 2010


Reviewed Jul. 20, 2009

"[quote user="SouthernBlueBird_SC"] This recipe looks good but I need to know what unsweetened strawberry soft drink mix is


Reviewed Jul. 19, 2009

"This recipe looks good but I need to know what unsweetened strawberry soft drink mix is"

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