Wonderful punch for baby and bridal showers. Cherries and orange slices float on top like islands.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water to a boil. Add the sugar and boil until it becomes a syrup. Let cool.

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  • In a punch bowl combine lemonade, orange juice, ginger ale, and carbonated water. Mix in the sugar syrup. Add ice and sherbet. Just before serving add cherries and cherry juice and float orange slices on top.

Nutrition Facts

172 calories; protein 0.6g 1% DV; carbohydrates 43.6g 14% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; sodium 8.9mg. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2007
Excellent punch! Made this yesterday for my daughter's 1st birthday party. Needed a pink punch so my changes were perfect. Kept just about everything the same but made a few good changes based on all the reviews posted about it being too sweet. These are the changes I made: TOTALLY omitted the sugar water syrup...definitely not needed. Used a 2 liter bottle of Raspberry Ginger Ale instead of the regular ginger ale and carbonated water. The ginger ale taste not Sprite is the key. Used 1 can of frozen fruit punch instead of the orange juice used pink lemonade instead of regular lemonade used raspberry sherbet instead of orange. To mix - Add the cans of frozen concentrate to your punch bowl pour in the raspberry ginger ale stir until dissolved pour in the cherry juice and cherries making sure to leave out enough cherries to place on top of each orange slice. Add the ice stir add the raspberry sherbet in scoops. Stir. Place the oranges on top and put a cherry in the middle of each orange slice. Delicious! Still somewhat of a sweet punch but the taste was fabulous. Got many many compliments and people were asking how I made it. This recipe is definitely a keeper that I will use over and over again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/08/2005
As the original recipe I give it 3 stars.... the way I made it I would give it 5. Here were my modifications: Instead of orange juice and lemonade I substituted pink lemonade and wild berry concentrates only used 1/2 pint of sherbet and added the carbonated things LAST so the sherbet wouldn't cut out the carbonation! I used this for a baby shower and it was a HUUUUGE hit! Read More
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139 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 3 stars
08/07/2005
As the original recipe I give it 3 stars.... the way I made it I would give it 5. Here were my modifications: Instead of orange juice and lemonade I substituted pink lemonade and wild berry concentrates only used 1/2 pint of sherbet and added the carbonated things LAST so the sherbet wouldn't cut out the carbonation! I used this for a baby shower and it was a HUUUUGE hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2007
Excellent punch! Made this yesterday for my daughter's 1st birthday party. Needed a pink punch so my changes were perfect. Kept just about everything the same but made a few good changes based on all the reviews posted about it being too sweet. These are the changes I made: TOTALLY omitted the sugar water syrup...definitely not needed. Used a 2 liter bottle of Raspberry Ginger Ale instead of the regular ginger ale and carbonated water. The ginger ale taste not Sprite is the key. Used 1 can of frozen fruit punch instead of the orange juice used pink lemonade instead of regular lemonade used raspberry sherbet instead of orange. To mix - Add the cans of frozen concentrate to your punch bowl pour in the raspberry ginger ale stir until dissolved pour in the cherry juice and cherries making sure to leave out enough cherries to place on top of each orange slice. Add the ice stir add the raspberry sherbet in scoops. Stir. Place the oranges on top and put a cherry in the middle of each orange slice. Delicious! Still somewhat of a sweet punch but the taste was fabulous. Got many many compliments and people were asking how I made it. This recipe is definitely a keeper that I will use over and over again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
I made this punch for a friend's wedding and it was a hit. I did make a frozen ice ring for the bowl and layed pineapple rings and cherries in the ice ring. I got lots of nice comments. Can also add rum or tequila to an individual serving for some "kick". Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2004
This punch was excellent! I made it for a baby shower that I hosted over the weekend and it was a huge hit! I usually dont like punch and I liked this one. Cherries should be set on top of the orange slices. They dont float by themselves. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
My husband and I made this punch for some friends and it got rave reviews. I would definitely make it again. The only change - when tasting we thought it was too sweet so we added another liter each of ginger ale and carbonated water. Excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Made this for my one-year-olds party and all the adults LOVED it! My sister even requested it for her bridal shower. I did make some changes: I used 2 ltrs. Squirt instead of the ginger ale/carbonated water I didn't use the cherries at all and I used raspberry sherbet instead (we did an Elmo theme so the red helped me out.) I also floated some of those Wilton candy decs (usually for cupcakes?) in the shape of Elmo on top and everyone thought that was sooooo cute/cool. Also I kept waiting for the syrup to get "thick" until my science teacher husband said that the properties of the two ingredients wouldn't allow that to happen...the syrup was pretty thin and thickened a little as it cooled. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
This punch is GREAT!!! I made it for my best friend's bridal shower and everyone loved it. People were grabbing the orange slices in the bottom of the bowl just for the flavor. I had to make a second bowl in the middle of the party. The sugar syrup was a little difficult to figure out correctly but even with that snag the punch turned out beautifully. I would recommend this to anyone! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
MMM its very good but one peice of advice: the cherries dont float even the ones without pits. it is fine with me to scrape them off the bottom but be careful with the orange slices you might get a couple of seeds as well. very good recipe however.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
I made this recipe for a bridal shower and everyone loved it! It has a great flavor and the sherbert adds a little extra sweetness. The bride-to-be liked it so much that she is thinking about having it as her punch at the wedding. This is a wonderful punch recipe. THANKS! Read More
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