Pretty Party Punch Recipe
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Pretty Party Punch Recipe

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"This sparkling punch has been a lifesaver for many last-minute showers, parties and get-togethers, because it’s quick and inexpensive,” says Kelly Wilson of Bloomington, Indiana. “You can use any flavor soft drink mix for a different flavor and color, but black cherry is my favorite. For a lighter version, replace the sugar and soft drink mix with sugar-free Kool-Aid, and substitute diet soda as well," she adds.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 envelopes unsweetened black cherry Kool-Aid mix
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 liters lemon-lime soda, chilled
  • 2 liters ginger ale, chilled

Nutritional Facts

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


  1. In a small bowl, stir the sugar, Kool-Aid mix and hot water until sugar is dissolved. Cool to room temperature. Just before serving, combine the soft drink mixture, lemon-lime soda and ginger ale in a large punch bowl. Yield: 16 servings (about 4 quarts).
Originally published as Pretty Party Punch in Simple & Delicious May/June 2006, p49

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Reviewed Jul. 22, 2015

"I made this for my daughter's wedding with strawberry Kool-Aid to match her colors. It was wonderful. Several guests and our food coordinator asked for the recipe."

Reviewed Jun. 12, 2012

"the soft drink mixture means putting the sodas together in the punch bowl"

Reviewed May. 21, 2012

"This recipe was very bitter. I ended up putting in 2 cups of sugar to get it to taste better. I still don't really care for it though."

Reviewed Jul. 4, 2009

"Soft drink mixture? I thought kool-aid, what brand is soft drink mixture?"

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