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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) DOLE® Canned 100% 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: 66 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 13mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit.

Reviews for Graduation Punch

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laurenelyse User ID: 818753 158599
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!"

cathycraig User ID: 2718152 161245
Reviewed May. 13, 2010


jgfan User ID: 48477 158597
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2009

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


SouthernBlueBird_SC User ID: 146669 92217
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2009

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

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