Pink Lemonade Punch
•1 (6 ounce) can frozen pink lemonade concentrate
•1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries
•2 (6 ounce) cans frozen pink lemonade concentrate
•1 (2 liter) bottle lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage
•1 orange, sliced
•1 lemon, sliced
In a pitcher, mix together 1 can lemonade with 1 can of water. Pour mixture into an ice cube tray, and place a cherry in each cube. Freeze until solid.
In a punch bowl, combine 2 cans lemonade concentrate, lemon-lime soda and red wine. Stir in lemonade ice cubes, and garnish with maraschino cherries, orange slices and lemon slices.
•2 (12 fluid ounce) cans frozen concentrated raspberry-kiwi juice, partially thawed
•2 (2 liter) bottles raspberry creme soda, chilled
•1/2 gallon raspberry sherbet
Place raspberry-kiwi juice concentrate in a large punch bowl, Slowly pour in cream soda. Using an ice cream scoop, drop in scoops of sherbet.
•1 1/2 liters cranberry-apple juice
•1 liter ginger ale
•2 limes, thinly sliced
•6 sprigs fresh mint
•6 cups ice
Half-fill 6 tall glasses with ice. Fill to about three quarters with cranberry-apple juice. Pour ginger ale evenly into the glasses. Stir gently. Decorate with lime and mint sprigs.
Hot Cider Punch
This is a good option for cold weather, and can still be made festive for Valentine’s Day.
•3 cups apple juice
•2 1/2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
•2 cups cranberry juice
•1/4 cup brown sugar
•2 cinnamon sticks
•2 teaspoons whole cloves
•2 teaspoons ground allspice
Stir the apple juice, pineapple juice, and cranberry juice together with the brown sugar in a large pan. Place the cinnamon sticks, cloves, and ground allspice into a large teaball or cheesecloth bag. Place the spice bag into the pan with the juice mixture. Heat the juice mixture over medium-high heat about 10 minutes. Serve hot.
Keep in mind that you don’t necessarily need a special recipe to make your drinks festive for Valentine’s Day. Some other ideas include:
•Make heart shaped ice cubes out of the punch (or water.) Trays can be purchased inexpensively.
•Using a cake pan or special mold, freeze the punch into a heart shape and float it in the bowl
•Use festive glasses
•Float edible flower petals in the punch bowl, or freeze them into the ice
These are just a few great drink recipes to make your Valentine’s Day festive and delicious!