I bought my first punch bowl very early on in life. As a piano teacher, I felt it quite necessary to have punch and cookies after each recital, and a girl can’t be without a punch bowl! Now I use a drink dispenser, but I still have my punch bowl! This particular recipe is my go-to punch, and it’s the easiest sparkling punch around. It only has two basic ingredients, so it’s also so quick to put together, which I love. You can also easily change flavors to match a theme, season, or holiday, and I’ve made many different kinds. The kind I love for Christmas and the holidays is what I call…Sparkling Cranberry Punch! Its delightful red color with cranberries with floating on top is perfect for any holiday table!
It can be used for any occasion–weddings, bridal and baby showers, parties, and yes, piano recitals. :)
This is how it starts:
Yes! It’s THAT easy!
The ratio is 4 liters of Sprite/7-Up to 1 can on Welch’s Cranberry concentrate. When I want to serve something clear (when kids are involved, ha!), I love to use Welch’s White Grape concentrate. It’s also super yummy, and looks beautiful with cranberries, limes, oranges, lemons or whatever is appropriate for the season. I’ve also used grape, lemon, lime, and pretty much every concentrate out there, and they’re all delicious.
If I’m doing them for a small gathering, I like to fill mason jars or milk bottles with a few cranberries, and stick in a cute straw. It makes for a darling presentation, but it’s also simple and easy. Love that.
Easiest Sparkling Punch
- 4 liters Sprite or 7-Up
- Welch's Cranberry Juice Concentrate or any flavor concentrate, thawed
- Garnishes: Cranberries Lime, Lemon, Orange, etc.
In a large punch bowl or drink dispenser, add the Sprite and thawed concentrate and mix well. Add ice, and desired garnish.