The BEST Punch Recipe for Any Party: made with Sprite (or lemon-lime soda), pineapple juice, kool-aid, sugar, and water! So easy, and the best ever!
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The BEST Punch Recipe

The BEST Punch Recipe for Any Party: Made with Sprite (or lemon-lime soda), pineapple juice, kool-aid, sugar, and water!  So easy, and the best ever! 

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The BEST Punch Recipe for Any Party: made with Sprite (or lemon-lime soda), pineapple juice, kool-aid, sugar, and water! So easy, and the best ever!

It’s quite fun to be sharing the BEST punch recipe with you all today.  Perhaps it’s because it’s one of the most delicious childhood memories that I had as a little girl, or because it literally is the best punch I’ve ever had.  We’ll go with both, and roll with it.

The BEST Punch Recipe

Each year at Christmas time, my grandparents would make the traditional punch, in a 5-gallon bucket. I kid you not.  A big white bucket, a ladle, and serve it in solo cups.  (Sometimes I think that added to the nostalgia of the punch, but I figured I better spruce up the serving container for it to be a little more “Pinterest,” worthy for you!)

The BEST Punch Recipe for Any Party: made with Sprite (or lemon-lime soda), pineapple juice, kool-aid, sugar, and water! So easy, and the best ever!
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The Punch Details:

It. Is. Sweet.  With sugar in the soda, sugar in the pineapple juice, and the added sugar in the recipe, you can count on any sweet tooth loving this punch recipe.  But if you want to cut back on the sugar a bit (I sure as heck wouldn’t recommend it), you always can.  But give it a whirl the way we have it first, and then adjust it the next time.

With packets of kool-aid, lemon-lime soda (I use Sprite), and pineapple juice, this recipe combines some of the tastiest flavors around.

Serve It:

Don’t add the lemon-lime soda until right before serving.  This is to retain the carbonation of the soda, to give the punch a little “fizzz.”

This recipe fits in a 2-gallon drink dispenser, and can fit inside my refrigerator to keep chilled.  However, it can be served over ice, so if placing in a punch bowl before the party is more your style, that’s completely doable.

So Easy:

This recipe is incredibly easy, and “forgiving,” in case you’re short an ingredient, or want to change things up a bit. Feel free to experiment a little and add or take away anything you like!

I love the way this punch looks in a drink dispenser, topped with sliced fruit.  For each serving, garnishing with a cute drink stirrer or sprig of rosemary looks FABULOUS for the holidays.  OR rim the glass like I did for the Red Apple Martini’s here.

Red Apple Martini Recipe with Coconut Rim. It looks like an upside down Santa hat. So cute!

If serving in the Summer, easily garnish with mint, or additional fruit/leafy garnish like I did at our Favorite Things party HERE!

Drink Garnishes for Summer Outdoor Party

Alcoholic?

Not this version. But although I’m no bartender, feel free to experiment with adding a bit of liquor like vodka, or wine to kick things up a bit!

BEST Punch Recipe
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Yield: 2 gallons

BEST Punch Recipe

The BEST Punch Recipe for Any Party: Made with Sprite (or lemon-lime soda), pineapple juice, kool-aid, sugar, and water!  So easy, and the best ever! 

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg of each kool-aid mix: Orange, Lemon, Cherry & Strawberry (the small packets)
  • 1 Gallon of Water
  • 3.5 cups of sugar (super fine if possible, but not necessary)
  • 1 46 oz. can of pineapple juice
  • 1 - 2 liter bottle of lemon-lime soda

Instructions

  1. Mix together all ingredients EXCEPT lemon-lime soda.
  2. Right before serving, add in the lemon-lime soda
  3. Serve chilled or over ice
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The BEST Punch Recipe for Any Party: made with Sprite (or lemon-lime soda), pineapple juice, kool-aid, sugar, and water! So easy, and the best ever!

I so hope you enjoy this recipe, and it becomes a tradition every year for you too!

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The BEST Punch Recipe for Any Party: made with Sprite (or lemon-lime soda), pineapple juice, kool-aid, sugar, and water! So easy, and the best ever!

The BEST Punch Recipe for Any Party: made with Sprite (or lemon-lime soda), pineapple juice, kool-aid, sugar, and water! So easy, and the best ever!

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13 thoughts on “The BEST Punch Recipe

  1. Davina Duncan says:

    Why is it red? You have listed nothing red in recipe. Sprite sugar lemonade?

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi Davina!The kool-aid packets make it red.

      1. Marlene says:

        Because it has orange, lemon, cherry and strawberry Kool-aid cherry and strawberry make it red. This is a very very good Punch!

        1. Jessica says:

          Oh I’m so happy that you liked Marlene! Thank you!

  2. Erica says:

    How much alcohol would you add

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi Erica! Well I’m not really sure. It would depend on which type, and how strong you like it I suppose! Or you can add a shot of your preferred alcohol in to a glass and mix it by the glass instead of making the whole batch alcoholic! That way you can taste test and try what you think works best!

  3. Coral says:

    Love the presentation with the bottle of wine. I have a friend who loves to make her own Sangria so this would be an awesome Christmas for her. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Jessica says:

      You’re so welcome!!! Have so much fun making, and most importantly, giving it! 🙂 Thanks for coming by! XO

  4. shelly says:

    I somehow missed the yield. How many 9oz cups will this recipe make?

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi Shelly! Sorry about that! It should make close to 2 gallons! I hope that helps!

  5. Corbie Shaw says:

    hello I have this same exact pitcher do you have anymore non alcoholic 2 gallon recipes I could try

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi Corbie! I don’t actually… but I do have other drink recipes here that you may like: https://fantabulosity.com/category/recipes/drinks

  6. Chris Himes says:

    I would add a 750ml or 1l of rum personally to taste/strength– you could do vodka instead. But probably add it slowly to the batch till it tastes right.

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