Peach Citrus Punch

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I was recently asked to make a punch for a friend’s bridal shower.

A PUNCH!?

I was afraid.

My mind was spinning searching for a punch recipe. Nothing.

If I had been asked to cook something? Got it.

Bake a dessert? No problem.

But create a beautiful and tasty punch?! I was slightly terrified. I simply had never had the opportunity to make one and I really did not know where to begin!

Thankfully through a process of trial and error I learned that punch is in reality very adjustable and forgiving. You can easily add or take away as much of any ingredient as you’d like. Plus, it is so fun to float frozen fruit on top of the punch! They keep the punch cool without diluting it. Bonus: they look very pretty. I wish I had remembered to take a picture of the punch bowl on the day of the bridal shower. Next time!

To be honest, I usually find punch sickeningly sweet and I am typically not a fan. This punch, however, was slightly tangy rather than sweet. As I alluded earlier, if you want less peach flavor you can use less peach nectar, or if you prefer to highlight one of the other citrus flavors you can add more of that particular fruit juice. Ginger ale is the sweetener here, so if you find you would like it more/less sweet, adjust that ingredient accordingly!

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Peach Citrus Punch

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz lemonade concentrate
  • 12 oz pineapple concentrate
  • 12 oz orange concentrate

(alternatively you can use 2 cans of pineapple-orange concentrate)

  • 24 oz white grape juice
  • 1.5-2 cans peach nectar (about 11 oz each can)
  • 2-3 teaspoons almond extract
  • equal parts ginger ale (about 80 oz to match quantities above)

1) Mix together all ingredients to taste. Adjust to your preference. Serve with frozen peaches to chill punch.

Recipe adapted from my friend Kathy!

Serving: about 40 Nutritional Information per Serving: Calories: 87g Carbs: 21g Fat: 0g Protein: 1g Sugar: 19g

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