Favorite Punch Recipes

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 going to share my top 5.  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, along side cinnamon rolls on Thanksgiving and Christmas mornings.  It’s also my most requested recipe.  You can find it here!

Mocha Punch

2.  Golden Punch

I’ve made this punch for several weddings and I’ve never had anyone not like it!

5.0 from 3 reviews
Golden Punch
  • 5 lbs. sugar
  • 3 cans frozen orange juice
  • 4 cans frozen lemonade
  • 3 lg. cans pineapple juice
  • 2 quarts ginger ale
  1. Follow directions on the back of the orange juice and lemonade cans. Add an additional 2 quarts water. Mix well and refrigerate. Add ginger ale just before serving. Serves 100.

Golden Punch

3.  Rainbow 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.

Sherbet Punch


5.0 from 3 reviews
Rainbow Punch
Recipe type: Beverage
  • One package (3 oz.) of your favorite jello gelatin
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 (46 oz.) can unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 2 cups ReaLemon lemon juice (the only recipe I use bottled lemon juice)
  • 1 (32 oz.) bottle club soda, chilled
  • 1 pt. sherbet (to match the color of the jello)
  1. In a small saucepan, dissolve gelatin and sugar in boiling water; set aside. in large punch bowl, combine pineapple juice, ReaLemon and gelatin mixture. Chill. Just before serving, add club soda and scoops of sherbet.


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.  It’s so simple:  Grab one 2-quart size Crystal Light package and mix with water as directed and chill.  When ready to serve, add one well chilled 2-liter size Sprite Zero (or substitute diet ginger ale for the sprite).  Double as needed.  It’s light.  It’s refreshing.  It’s easy!

5.  Faux Champagne Punch

This is the punch to serve when you need something fancy smancy!  You can find my recipe here!

Faux Pink Champagne


What’s your very favorite punch?

Favorite Punch Recipes

About Alli

Southern, Morning Person, Jesus Girl, Frugal Party Planner, Writer/Blogger, Mom, Nana, Wife, Beach Bum Wannabe - Let's Have a Party!


  1. These are great recipes and pinning for future parties. Thanks for sharing.
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  2. I like the sound of the golden punch!

  3. 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 🙂
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  4. The Golden Punch sounds amazing!!!
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  5. 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!
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  6. These all look great! I want to definitely try the mocha punch. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
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  7. 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.
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  8. Yumm!! I am a major major punch fan. Love it. Definitely adding faux champagne punch to my must make summer list!
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  9. OMG yum!!! Why do I have to choose? Can I have them all please? Pinning for sure! Thanks Alli!
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  10. These are all so yummy looking! Thanks for sharing:) pinned to try—-have a great week!
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  11. I think these would be fabulous while soaking in the hot tub 🙂 Definitely will try them out!
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  12. I’d love some of that golden punch right now! It’s a perfect day for it!
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  13. I think they all sounds perfect – but I HAVE to try this Mocha Punch – that is so unique (and sounds delish!).

  14. 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!
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  15. You had me at sherbert!
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  16. I love punch. Great recipes.
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