Fruity alcohol-free party punch recipe

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With Easter coming this weekend you may, like me, be planning a gathering of festive proportions. Yes, Easter is often the first opportunity that the family has of all getting together post-Christmas so I like to make a big deal out of the 4-day holiday and make something special to eat and drink. As you can probably guess from the title of the blog post, today’s I’ve mixed up a fruity (non-alcoholic, good for all the family) cocktail that’s just right for a enjoying with a Springtime gathering. summer fruit punch recipe cranberry raspberry fizz for easter-8At this time of year I want something fresh, fruity, sparkling and a little bit chilled. Yes, I’m hoping for sunny days and hot weather over Easter weekend (however unlikely that may be) so I’ve stocked up with ice and frozen fruit for my fizzy fruity spring cocktail. Here’s what you’ll need to mix up the same recipe at home:summer fruit punch recipe cranberry raspberry fizz for easter-5

Ingredients: 1 carton of low sugar raspberry and cranberry juice, 1 litre of sugar free lemonade, a punnet of frozen mixed berries (the type you’d use in a smoothie or crumble filling), a squeeze of fresh lemon and lots of ice.

Get out your biggest jug – mine is from Dartington Crystal – and pack it full of ice and frozen fruit. Pour over the fruit juice and top up with as much lemonade as needed. Add a squeeze of lemon and stir the ingredients together. As the fruit defrosts into the drink it will release even more fruity flavours. Pour over ice in tumblers and add a cute paper straw, and perhaps some more fresh fruit.

My jug has one of those pinched lips so that the ice in the jug can’t plop into the glasses so it keeps splashes to a minimum. This is a bit of a godsend because I always spill. Whether I’m dealing with ice or tea, you can guarantee it’s going to end up all over the table. But not anymore with my new jug! By the way, if you’ve ended up with too much leftover punch, you can decant it into a bottle and drink another day.


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  1. It depends on the occasion,if it’s friends round for a summer BBQ then it would be a Mojhito,which I can never spell !,or if it’s family fun then lemonade is very refreshing x

  2. Mainly coffee but at the weekends with the kids in bed I like to relax with a Rum and coke or 2 or 3 or ….. 🙂

  3. Homemade elderberry cordial..really messy to make but a labour of love and can be used is so many ways

  4. If I am drinking alcohol my favourite is a chilled Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand but if I am not drinking alcohol I enjoy the French cordials from Teisseire.

  5. Love a very cold coke zero lots of ice. But my other favourite is a fresh orange with lemonade.

  6. I love a coke , but pop a dollop of vanilla ice cream in there on a hot summers day 🙂

  7. Homemade elderflower & lavender cordial is delicious and would be perfect in this jug.
    I put lavender flowers and elderflowers in the ice cubes (sometimes adding a small mint
    leaf) looks pretty and tastes gorgeous.
    Pink gin for little ones :~) take enough juice from Marrachino cocktail cherries to make
    lemonade turn pink add a cherry and straw to glass.
    Slightly bigger littles large mint leaf. Put cocktail stick through one end. Thread cherry on
    next to leaf. Thread stick through leaf other end so it covers cherry. balance on glass rim
    or pop in drink.
    Makes youngsters feel very grown up :~)
    BTW It doesn’t encourage drinking, I’ve raised 8 children doing this. 2 teetotal and the others
    are socially responsible drinkers.

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