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Sunrise Punch

Punch is popular again – stop sweating over making individual drinks! This is the perfect punch for parties. Most punch’s are sweetened and get their bubbly fix from sugary soda pop. This perfect punch uses the natural sugar found in fruit juices and carbonated water to make it delightful. I love this punch as it can be made in advance, so I have fun drinks available whenever I need them. You can even keep it frozen longer and serve as a slushy dessert on a hot summer day. It’s the perfect punch for parties. Both kids and adults will love this non-alcoholic beverage, but if you want a to make it a little more adult, feel free to add a shot of vodka, rum or gin to the glass before adding the punch. Garnish with a slice of pineapple, orange or maraschino cherry for an upscale signature drink. Here’s to you looking great and serving up something good this summer! Go a head, throw a party, I will help you make it manageable, easy and elegant. Have a question? Just ask me.

Sunrise Punch

4 ripe bananas

6 cups water, divided

2 15oz can mandarin oranges in light syrup

1 46oz can pineapple juice

1 12oz can frozen orange juice concentrate

1 12oz can frozen lemonade concentrate

3 liters club soda, chilled

3 (64oz plastic containers)

In a blender, combine bananas and 3 cups water. Blend until smooth. Pour into a large bowl and stir in pineapple juice. Blend in orange juice concentrate, lemonade concentrate and 3 cups water. In a blender lightly pulse the two cans of mandarin oranges just until broken up but not pureed. Add to banana pineapple mixture, stir to combine. Divide into 3 equal plastic containers and freeze until solid.

Remove from freezer 3 to 4 hours before serving or slightly thaw in refrigerator overnight. Using one portion at a time, slightly break up the frozen mixture into slush, place slush in a punch bowl and pour in 1 liter of club soda for each slush container.

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