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Punch recipes, anyone? (no added sugar, please)


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Punch recipes, anyone? (no added sugar, please)

Thanks4Food | Dec 3, 2013 08:21 PM

Having an open house this Sunday and thought I'd serve two punches: one with alcohol and one without. What I'm surprised to find, searching the Web, is that so many punches call for Kool-Aid, Hawaiian Punch (didn't even know that was still around), and/or cups of sugar. I can't understand why a mixture of fruit juices and soda requires added sugar.

There's a thread from 2011 about a punch that they used to make at Disneyland--Jungle Julep. It sounds pretty good, but are the Tang and sugar necessary? Couldn't you just add orange juice?


Jungle Julep (from Adventureland's Tahitian Terrace)


½ c. sugar
5 c. cold water
½ c. pineapple juice
3 T. lemon juice
2 T. grape juice concentrate
2 T. sweetened orange powdered drink mix
1 ½ T. grenadine


In a large pitcher, mix the sugar with the water until it is completely dissolved. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Chill. May be served over ice. Makes 1 ½ quarts.

I'd like to do something like that but adding, say, ginger ale to one and Prosecco to the other. What do you think? Any other ideas? (Yes, I did check previous Chow "punch threads" but there wasn't much that interested me.)

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