Sunday, March 1, 2009

Party Punch

This is the basic recipe I use, that I got from Kraft foods, called "Crystal Light Juicy Punch". They provide a lot of different options for flavors. I know it's really basic, but it's been enjoyed at everything I have brought it to. It's also low cal (under 20 calories per cup), which most people appreciate. Those that don't care whether it's low cal won't notice--it's just as sweet as that other stuff!!

2 tubs of Crystal Light Drink Mix
3 qts chilled club soda
2 cups cold juice
1 T flavoring (lime or lemon juice)
Slices of lemons, limes, grapefruit, or oranges

Pour the drink mix into the pitcher FIRST! The club soda will cause it to bubble a LOT. Add the club soda, and stir it in. Then add the juice and flavoring, stirring to combine well. Toss the lemon or lime slices in for extra flavor and to make it look pretty:)
My favorite flavor combo: pink lemonade Crystal light, pink grapefruit juice, and lime juice. Another good one is raspberry ice Crystal Light, limeade "juice", and lemon juice. Like to keep a pitcher of this stuff in the fridge for a good water alternative. Caffeine free as a bonus!