Shower Punch Recipe

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This punch recipe has to be one of my favorite drinks that I remember Mama and my Grandmother making for every shower they hosted. And believe me, they hosted plenty!

With Mama’s large family and our church friends, it seemed like there was a shower just about every Sunday afternoon after church! So you better believe I was the first to sign up to sample a cup (or two) as this punch recipe was being made.

I think there are a few reasons they always turned to this punch recipe for parties and showers,  it is super easy to make and everyone loves it!  It doesn’t hurt that my family’s shower punch recipe looks beautiful when served in a large punch bowl with its beautiful ice ring of cherries and orange slices floating atop it. But seriously, nothing beats the taste!

Here’s how you make my family’s favorite Punch Recipe. I think you’ll love it!

Shower Punch Recipe
 
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This punch recipe makes a delicious, fruity punch perfect for a bridal, baby, or any other type of shower or special event.
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Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • For the Ice Ring
  • 1 pint strawberries or 1 small jar maraschino cherries, drained
  • 2 oranges, sliced
  • 16 ounces Canada Dry Ginger Ale
  • For the Punch Recipe
  • ½ gallon Fruit Juicy Red Hawaiian Punch
  • 1 46-ounce can pineapple juice
  • 1 2 liter Canada Dry ginger ale
Instructions
  1. For the Ice Ring
  2. Prepare ice ring ahead of time and freeze.
  3. Place sliced strawberries and oranges in the bottom of a bundt pan.
  4. Pour ginger ale over the fruit and freeze overnight.
  5. For the Punch Recipe
  6. Pour Hawaiian Punch and pineapple juice into punch bowl.
  7. Remove ice ring from Bundt pan and float on top.
  8. Right before serving punch, slowly add ginger ale to the other ingredients.
Variations:
  1. You can also make this punch more of an everyday party drink by replacing the ice ring with a quart of your favorite sherbert such as orange, lemon, pineapple, or strawberry. It makes the punch have a fun and frothy top that kids just love.

 

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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  1. 9

    says

    “My Grandmother would call her “a very good lady.”

    Your grandma sounds like one of those amazing people that enrich our lives and nurture our spirits. Kinda like…um… YOU!!!

    Thank you for the amazingly sweet sentiments here… you have blessed me more then you know!!! THANK YOU!!! I am so, so grateful for an amazing and beautiful and wonderful friend like you!!!

    Oh, and I could drink a gallon of that punch. Yowsers… YUM!!!! Great job!

    LOVE YOU!
    Amanda

    • 11

      Robyn says

      Absolutely! Why not make some this week to celebrate spring? It’s worth a celebration!!!

  2. 16

    says

    I love all the family recipes you share, this being one of them. Punch is one of favorites and maybe more so because it seems like I only get to have it on special occasions.

  3. 17

    says

    oh yes indeedie, this is quite lovely Miss Robyn, creator of all things deliciously Southern! when i move into your neighborhood, will you make this recipe for me too???

  4. 19

    says

    This sounds absolutely refreshing. I loved being a part of this surprise shower for Amanda, and I am so happy to be a part of our wonderful group. You are all fantastic!

  5. 22

    says

    OMGoodness!
    I would SOOOOO love a sip of this
    Cherries + Ginger Ale = HEAVEN!
    So sweet for you girls to host this shower for Amanda!
    SO SO SWEET!
    xo

  6. 25

    Robin says

    Sounds delish! Not sure I’ve ever seen a can of Hawaiian punch. How big is the can, and do I find it in the juice section? Thanks!!

  7. 26

    Denise Forston says

    Hi. The punch looks amazing! I was hoping to make it next weekend, but I had a question. Is the Hawaiian Punch a can of frozen concentrate or is it a soda can of hawaiian punch? Thanks!

  8. 28

    Sarah Jayne says

    Today, I went to buy the ingredients for this because I’m hosting a baby shower this weekend. I’ve got a couple of questions…The hawaiian punch comes in gallon size bottles or like single serving size bottles and cans. Which one do I want? Also, for the ice ring, I found 10oz jars of maraschino cherries. Do I drain them or add the juice to the ice ring? Thanks!

    • 29

      says

      Hi Sarah,
      I called my local grocery store to see what sizes of Hawaiian Punch is available before I answered you, just to be sure. I knew the last time I made this punch a few months ago, I couldn’t find the large can in my store. The manager told me that the large cans are no longer available. So, you’ll want to buy the gallon size bottle and only use 1/2 of it for the recipe. This punch goes so fast though, that if you are serving a large crowd, you may want to buy the materials to make two batches. :)

      For the cherries, the 10-ounce jar is fine. You’ll want to drain them before adding into the bundt pan for the ice ring.

      Hope you love this punch as much as my family always does!

      xoxo

    • 30

      Sarah Jayne says

      Thank you so much for speedy reply! I’ll go make the ice ring right now and I’ll let you know how the crowd likes the punch on Saturday!

  9. 31

    says

    RE: Shower Punch recipe

    When slicing the oranges for the ice ring, should I cross cut, leaving the orange rind on? Or peel the orange?
    Thank you!

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