Here in the south, it doesn’t take long for spring to morph right into a summer filled with showers, soirees, shindigs, and Sunday suppers. And we need more than iced tea to beat the heat. That’s when we pull out our favorite punch recipes!
Every southerner has her favorite punch recipe! So I’m sharing my favorites today. We can’t keep all the good stuff hidden, now can we?
1. Mocha Punch
Mocha Punch has to be my very favorite punch. And it’s the one punch that I make all year long. It’s what I serve for brunch, alongside cinnamon rolls on Thanksgiving and Christmas mornings. It’s also my most requested recipe. You can find my most requested Mocha Punch recipe here!
2. Golden Punch
I’ve made this punch for many wedding receptions over the years and everyone loves it!
Refreshing Golden Punch is perfect for special occasions or when you need punch to serve a large crowd.
- 5 lbs. sugar
- 3 cans frozen orange juice
- 4 cans frozen lemonade
- 3 lg. cans pineapple juice
- 2 quarts ginger ale
- Follow directions on the back of the orange juice and lemonade cans. Add an additional 2 quarts water. Mix well and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
- Pour mixture into a large punch bowl. Stir in ginger ale just before serving. Serves 100.
Amount Per Serving Calories 129Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 2mgCarbohydrates 33gFiber 0gSugar 31gProtein 0g
3. Rainbow Jello Punch
This is the punch made with sherbet – whatever flavor/color you need and was a favorite of my children when they were growing up. Oh, who’s kidding, it’s still a favorite with my children.
Rainbow Punch Recipe
- 1 (3 oz.) package of your favorite jello gelatin
- 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1 (46 oz.) can unsweetened pineapple juice
- 2 cups ReaLemon lemon juice
- 1 (32 oz.) bottle club soda, chilled
- 1 pt. sherbet (to match the color of the jello)
4. Crystal Light Diet Punch
This is the perfect punch for bridesmaid luncheons, bridal showers or anytime you must be able to fit into an outfit and can’t afford to gain an ounce.
Crystal Light Diet Punch Recipe
It’s so simple: You will need:
- 1 two-quart size Crystal Light package
- 2-liter Sprite Zero (OR diet ginger ale)
Combine Crystal Light with water according to directions on the packaging.
When ready to serve, add Sprite Zero (or substitute diet ginger ale for the sprite). Double as needed. It’s light, refreshing, and easy!
5. Faux Pink Champagne
This is the punch to serve when you need something fancy schmancy! Get the easy recipe for Faux Pink Champagne!
More Favorite Punch Recipes!
What’s your very favorite punch?
Originally posted June 2014 and updated June 2021
These are great recipes and pinning for future parties. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for pinning, Tammy! I’ve been using all of the recipes for years and they have all been a hit. 🙂
I like the sound of the golden punch!
You are so right, spring does morph right into summer. Temps are already in the low 90’s somedays! All really good recipes, can’t wait to start trying them out. I already know the Mocha Punch is good. Pinned to my Beverages board 🙂
Thanks for pinning, Shirley! And it does get hot quickly in the south!
The Golden Punch sounds amazing!!!
Those look delicious! My aunt used to make a punch with sherbet and ginger ale that we used to drink when I was a kid. I think I will make some for my kids and see if they like it as much as I did. Thanks for the idea!
These all look great! I want to definitely try the mocha punch. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
I love my punches the Golden punch I will try because I have some leftover Pineapple juices from a party and I need to put it to use.
Yumm!! I am a major major punch fan. Love it. Definitely adding faux champagne punch to my must make summer list!
There’s nothing like a good punch!
OMG yum!!! Why do I have to choose? Can I have them all please? Pinning for sure! Thanks Alli!
These are all so yummy looking! Thanks for sharing:) pinned to try—-have a great week!
I think these would be fabulous while soaking in the hot tub 🙂 Definitely will try them out!
I’d love some of that golden punch right now! It’s a perfect day for it!
Yes it is!!
I think they all sounds perfect – but I HAVE to try this Mocha Punch – that is so unique (and sounds delish!).
The mocha punch is my family favorite. I use decaf coffee because the little grands love it, too.
Can I get an invite to one of your events? 🙂 One of my favorite gifts form my Aunt is a beautiful Crate&Barrell punch bowl with glasses and I love finding punch recipes! I love champagne ones! Thx!
Come on over!
You had me at sherbert!
I love punch. Great recipes.
Thanks, Dee Dee! My husband loves shrimp scampi! I pinned yours so that I can make it for him soon!