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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Punch Recipe: Best Fruit Punch

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Punch Recipe, the BEST of all punch recipes: Made with Sprite (or lemon-lime soda), pineapple juice, kool-aid, sugar, and water! So easy, and one of the best punch recipes there is!

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Punch Recipe: One of the best punch recipes there is, and SO easy! It's 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 one of the BEST punch recipes 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!

Fruit 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, and it’s a fruit punch recipe that your guests (kids and adults) will LOVE.

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 “fizz.”

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.

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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!

Making this Punch for a Party?

If so, I can’t help but share my favorite party appetizers with you, ESPECIALLY my ever so popular for parties, guacamole recipe in case you need easy recipes to feed your guests!

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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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 fruit punch ever! 
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword baby shower drinks, nonalcoholic punch recipe, party drink recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 32 servings (2 gallons)
Calories 84kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 package each Kool-Aid mix: Orange, Lemon, Cherry and Strawberry (the small packets that makes 2 quarts)
  • 1 Gallon water
  • 3.5 cups sugar super fine if possible, but not necessary
  • 1 46 oz. can pineapple juice
  • 1 2 liter bottle lemon-lime soda

Instructions

  • Mix together all ingredients EXCEPT lemon-lime soda.
  • Right before serving, add in the lemon-lime soda
  • Serve chilled or over ice.
  • Optional: I love serving mine in an adorable drink dispenser that I can stick right in the fridge if we're left with any leftovers! 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving (8 ounces) | Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Sodium: 6mg | Sugar: 21g | Calcium: 0.4% | Iron: 0.1%

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!

51 thoughts on “Punch Recipe: Best Fruit Punch

  1. Lynn Cain says:


    Made this last year and year before that and I have it in my fridge for today’s celebration. My family and I love this! Thanks for a yummy, non alcoholic punch!

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh I’m so glad that you all love it as much as we do! Thank you so much for sharing and letting me know! 🙂

  2. Boyd Kobe says:


    Well, now I have plenty of ideas what to bring to a party I’m attending! These look great, thank you.

  3. Sandra B says:

    Hi..I’ve been making a punch similar to this for years now. I use lemon kool-aid, fruit punch kool-aid, pineapple juice (regular or no sugar added) and diet 7 Up. Did not use any water. I made this at a retirement party for one of my co-workers and everyone loved it!! And asked for the recipe. I may add a little water the next time I make it.

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh good!! I’m so glad that it went over well!! Thank you for taking the time to comment and let me know. 🙂

  4. Tammy Hickey says:

    Do I mix the kool aid packets with water to add in?

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi Tammy! You don’t actually make the kool-aid before adding it in. You just pour the kool-aid packets into the punch mixture. I hope that helps!

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