12 party punch recipes
By Tasia Rivero
Recipes by the Canadian Living Test Kitchen
12 easy summer sippers to punch up your next party.
- Chocolate Pear Tart
- Cappuccino Cream
- Blueberry Cinnamon Coffee Cake
- Lemon Mousse Cheesecake
- Coffee Toffee Fudge Cake
- Blue Cheese and Walnut Mushrooms
- Berry Charlotte
- Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread
- Gluten-Free Cherry Almond Muffins
- Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies
- Warm Gluten-Free Biscuits
- Gluten-Free Chocolate PBandJ Cupcakes
- Mini Smoked Salmon Dill Quiches
- Sour Cream Pastry for Mini Quiches
- Mustard-Spiced Nuts
Skip past the cola aisle when shopping for your next backyard get-together (or shower, or birthday party) and offer your guests something a little more inspired. Tip: Rather than spending all afternoon and evening mixing drinks for your guests, our recipes make multiple servings. You'll have a refreshing pitcher of punch in a couple minutes flat!
Party punch recipes:
Every occasion can have an inspired menu, but what about drinks? These tropical sippers are just what any summer do needs: A sweet refreshing drink to capture the moment.
For bridal or baby showers, try the pretty pink Ginger Rhubarb Punch. This non-alcoholic recipe looks delicate and has a hint of peppery spice from the gingerroot and ginger ale.
Kids love punch, too. The next time you're hosting an event with little ones present Tropical Tutti-Frutti Punch is sure to satisfy. This recipe is a natural complement to other summer foods that kids love: Grilled chicken and corn, and fruit from the tropics, such as pineapple, watermelon or mango.
Don't have a special event to mark, but want to party down anyway? Prepare a couple (or a few!) batches of Slushy Citrus Vodka Punch before your company arrives. This recipe takes up to 4 hours to chill into a refreshing slush in the freezer. Tip: When it's time to drink, fill a cooler with ice to hold the container or pitcher of slush so prevent melting into juice.
Save the tips of the mint stems to sprinkle onto the punch as garnish.
Strawberry Champagne Punch
This sophisticated punch is perfect for toasting at weddings. Add an ice ring to keep the punch cool.
Tropical Tutti-Frutti Punch
This refreshing fruit-and-cream concoction makes a great centrepiece for a children's party or a backyard barbecue with tropical food. Although coconu...
Ginger Rhubarb Punch
Pretty, pink and slightly spicy, this lovely nonalcoholic punch is perfect for showers and other events.
Slushy Citrus Vodka Punch
This icy drink is great for outdoor events, but it melts quickly, so serve it from the freezer or an ice-filled cooler.
Black Currant Rum Punch
Use black currant–flavoured black tea bags (such as Twinings) instead of herbal tea for an intense, not-too-sweet black currant flavour.
Lemon Thyme Gin Punch
This punch packs a punch. Keep the recipe on hand for summertime celebrations as well as throughout the winter holidays.
Strawberry Rum Punch
Fruity and smooth, this drink makes a pretty-in-pink glass. You could also use white or amber rum instead. For a delicious nonalcoholic Strawberry Pun...
Caribbean Rum Punch
This recipe is based on the classic formula of 1 part sour, 2 parts sweet, 3 parts strong and 4 parts weak. Lime juice and rum stand in for the sour a...
Whisky Sour Slush Punch
This slush punch is the answer for a big reception or summer party. It's easy to concoct and, all the better for the busy entertainer, must be made th...
Sparkling Tangerine Punch
Mint and tangerines make this pleasingly refreshing. You'll find tangerine juice in the refrigerated section of the supermarket. Chill all juices and ...
Ruby Red Bellini Punch
A traditional bellini has peach juice and sparkling white wine; here, ruby red berries and grapefruit juice add a new twist.