I'm in the midst of planning a Rubik's Cube party at my apartment and, because I'm completely obsessed with themes, I'm even making the punches match the colors of the cube. There are six colors (blue, red, green, yellow, orange, and white), and I have found six punches to serve. Granted, I probably won't use all six (I'm not having that many guests), but a girl likes to have options.
So if you're planning your own Rubik's Cube party or just looking for a punch of a specific hue, here are six colored punches that I love:
White Sangria: This is one of those perfect summer drinks, so it will taste delicious on the hot August evening of my party. It's also extremely easy and versatile; just mix all of the ingredients together.
Lime Sherbert Punch: This is a non-alcoholic punch recipe, but if you want to make it for adults only, replace the ginger ale with champagne. In a punch bowl, add the ginger ale and pineapple juice (and champagne if you're adding in booze) over the lime sherbert. Decorate with lemon and lime slices, and Maraschino cherries.
Orange Dream Punch: Very similar to the green punch -- I love those sherbert punches! It tastes just like one of those orange creamsicles. Place sherbet and frozen orange juice concentrate in a punch bowl and allow them to thaw for 10 to 15 minutes. Then stir in ginger ale (or champagne).
Party Punch IV: If this is #4, I'm curious as to what the first three were. Combine all ingredients into a punch bowl, floating the oranges and cherries on top.
Pomegranate Champagne Punch: The original recipe calls for only six servings, so I took the liberty of doing the math for you (you're welcome) for an average punch amount. Combine all ingredients, and then add in lemon slices.
Blue Hawaiian Punch: This punch comes out to be more of an aquamarine blue color, so add a few drops of blue food coloring if you want a darker hue. Add first three ingredients into a punch bowl, then slowly add sweet and sour mix to taste. Garnish with pineapple wedges.
Another tip: Instead of adding ice directly to the punch, slip the punch bowl into a larger container that's filled with ice. That way, the punch stays chilled and doesn't get watered down.
What's your favorite kind of party punch?
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