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Graduation Punch Recipe

Graduation Punch Recipe

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 YIELD: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) unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 2 liters ginger ale, chilled


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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