Friday, December 01, 2006

Punch Recipes from Kool-Aid © 1976

Mulled Cranberry Punch
1 envelope Kool-Aid strawberry or orange unsweetened soft drink mix
1 cup sugar
5 whole cloves
1 stick cinnamon
6 cups boiling water
2 cups cranberry juice cocktail

Combine soft drink mix, sugar and spices in heatproof bowl or pitcher. Add boiling water; stir until soft drink mix and sugar are dissolved. Add cranberry juice cocktail; let stand about 10 minutes. Remove spices; serve warm. Makes 2 quarts or 16 servings.

Hot Cider Punch
4 cups water
4 cups apple juice or cider
1 cup Kool-Aid orange sugar-sweetened soft drink mix
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan; blend well and bring just to a boil. Serve hot in punch cups or mugs. Makes about 2 quarts or 16 servings using punch cups, or 8 servings using mugs.

Holiday Punch
1 envelope Kool-Aid unsweetened soft drink mix, any red flavor*
1 cup sugar
2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 quarts water with ice cubes
Red and green maraschino cherries (optional)
Pineapple chunks (optional)

*Or use 1 cup Kool-Aid tropical punch sugar-sweetened soft drink mix; omit sugar.

Combine soft drink mix, sugar, fruit juices and water with ice cubes. Stir until sot drink mix and sugar are dissolved. Serve in punch cups. If desired, alternate red and green maraschino cherries with pineapple chunks on skewers or wooden sticks; place one in each punch cup. Makes 2 1/2 quarts or 20 servings.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Terri said...

ooh holiday punch...you know I love me some pineapple!

6:09 AM  
Blogger La Vida Dulce said...

How about some Jamaican rum for some real grownup Kool-Aid?

12:54 PM  
Blogger Kirkkitsch said...

Terri-
You betcha! And I have to admit I've always loved eating fruit chunks off of those little plastic swords, heh heh. ;)

La Vida Dulce-
M-m-m! That sounds good to me. Rum makes everything more delicious! Whenever I make a punch for parties I this strange concoction:
- Hawaiian Punch (Flavor is your choice)
- 1 pkg of Jell-O (Again, flavor is your choice...I like to use the blue Jell-O and the blue Hawaiian Punch)
- Everclear
- Vodka
- Pineapple extract
- Ginger ale
- Lime slices
- Misc. fruit-flavored popsicles for 'ice'

It's always a BIG hit and some people don't believe me when I tell them there is practically a bottle of Everclear and half a bottle of Vodka in it. Some people have to find out the hard way. LOL!

10:26 AM  

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