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Graduation Punch

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + cooling

Makes

3-3/4 gallons

Enjoyed for over 30 years in our family, this was the punch my mom served when I graduated from high school. And I made it when my own kids graduated! —Debra Waggoner, Grand Island, Nebraska

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 8 quarts water, divided
  • 4 envelopes unsweetened strawberry Kool-Aid mix
  • 3 cans (6 ounces each) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 2-1/4 cups thawed lemonade concentrate
  • 2 cans (46 ounces each) unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 2 liters ginger ale, chilled

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar and 2 qts. water. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in Kool-Aid mix. Cool completely.
  2. Just before serving, divide the syrup between two large containers or punch bowls; add the concentrates, pineapple juice and remaining water to each. Stir in ginger ale.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 66 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 13mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit.

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