There’s no better time than the summer to quench your thirst with a refreshing glass of punch. From a classic summer fruit punch to a tropical piña colada punch, mixologists all over TikTok are concocting an array of alcoholic and non-alcoholic punchy potions and mixers. If you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing summer punch to serve at your next party, here are five delicious recipes that really pack a, well, punch!
1. Summer fruit punch (non-alcoholic)
Summer in a pitcher sufficiently describes this punch recipe. Start by adding chopped strawberries to a glass jug, followed by lemon and lime slices. Next, pour in pineapple juice, apple juice, cranberry juice and non-alcoholic grenadine. Toss in some frozen raspberries. Then top with lemonade and ice. Finally, stir gently and enjoy!
2. Cherry mint sparkling summer punch (alcoholic)
This elegant summer punch recipe features a refreshing infusion of mint and cherry. First, add gin to a punch bowl, followed by grapefruit juice, lime juice and a cherry mint syrup made from boiled cherries, mint and sugar. Finally, top with ice and champagne before serving.
3. Subak hwachae, aka Korean summer punch (non-alcoholic)
Subak hwachae is a traditional Korean fruit punch where watermelon is the star ingredient. To make subak hwachae, start by cutting a watermelon in half. Then scoop out the insides. Next, pour in a fruit cocktail followed by milk and lemon-lime soda. Then top with sugar and ice, and thoroughly mix the ingredients before serving.
4. Gin summer punch (alcoholic)
Get the garden party started with this boozy summer punch recipe. First, add gin to a pitcher along with lemonade and thyme-infused simple syrup. Then pour in a generous amount of Prosecco, and top with ice before garnishing with lemon slices and mint leaves. Finally, give the punch a gentle stir and enjoy!
5. Piña colada punch (alcoholic)
If you like piña coladas, you’ll love this piña colada punch. Start by adding pineapple juice to a punch bowl, followed by coconut milk. Next, use a strainer to scoop out any coconut fat that rises to the surface. Then pour in light rum and lime juice before adding ice and an assortment of lime and pineapple slices. Finally, serve in a glass over ice. Then add some dark or spiced rum, and garnish with a lime wedge and maraschino cherry.
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