This weekend, 2011 will go out with a bang! Whether you’re planning a small get-together with close friends or a festive soiree with a large group, choose beverages that will leave lasting impressions on your guests. This fruity champagne punch will be a hit with the adults (trust us, you probably should double the recipe). For the kids, you can’t go wrong with a Shirley Temple; for a twist on the classic, try this recipe, which contains orange juice.
1 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen cranberry juice concentrate
1 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen pink lemonade concentrate
1 (6 ounce) can frozen limeade concentrate
1 (750 milliliter) bottle white wine, chilled
1 liter carbonated water, chilled
2 (750 milliliter) bottles champagne, chilled
1 lemon - sliced, for garnish
1/2 cup fresh mint, garnish
In large punch bowl, combine the cranberry juice concentrate, pink lemonade concentrate, limeade concentrate, white wine, club soda and champagne. Garnish with lemon slices and fresh mint leaves. (Recipe yields 35 four-ounce servings).
Recipe courtesy of DPRYOR on allrecipes.com.
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage
1 tablespoon grenadine syrup
1 maraschino cherry
In a tall glass, combine orange juice and lemon-lime soda. Pour grenadine in and let it sink to the bottom. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and a straw for stirring. (Recipe yields one serving).
Recipe courtesy of Jocelyn on allrecipes.com.