Thursday, August 15, 2013

Sunrise Punch



I have to admit;

I'm not much on "Shower Punch" drinks.

There are many reasons:

One being, I don't usually think they're good.

I guess I'm a shower punch drink snob.

I don't want to be . . .

I try not to be . . .

but it must be my lot in life.

That's one reason why I try not to provide the shower punch when I'm helping with shower.

I know others are punch snobs too!

Are you one, but you haven't admitted it until now?

It's OK -- it's freeing to own it!

However, I did what I try not to do . . . be responsible for the punch at a recent shower.

It was S.T.R.E.S.S.F.U.L!

I don't like to match my punch color to the shower color.

Oh no!

I don't like to have to worry about "serving it slushy."

That takes me over the edge too!

I don't want a punch that creates a foam when I mix it together!
I searched my recipes.

I looked on line.

I considered my favorite punch drinks . . .and decided I really wanted to do something different.

But I needed to get my act together because I was leaving to go on vacation and wanted all my purchasing done before I left town!

After all, we were returning late from vacation and the shower was the next day!

After lots of looking, I decided on this drink!

It's from a blog I occasional peruse called "Our Best Bites."

Here's their link!  http://www.ourbestbites.com/2008/07/sunrise-punch/

Sunrise Punch

2 c. pineapple juice
2 c. cranberry juice
1 (11.5 oz.) can apricot or mango nectar (found on the juice aisle, usually at the bottom, in a can)
1/2 c. FRESH lime juice (about 4-5 limes)
2 12-oz. cans ginger ale (or 3 c.)**

Combine pineapple juice, cranberry juice, nectar, and lime juice.
Chill until ready to serve. When ready, you can either mix the ginger ale with the juice mixture or you can mix the drinks 2 parts juice, one part ginger ale. Serve over lots of ice.

**Personally, I preferred the punch without the ginger ale; therefore, I mixed only about 1/2 of the ginger ale amount into my punch (I doubled the recipe).  I thought the ginger ale made it too sweet for my preference.  However, others didn't seem to mind. 

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