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Fantastic Red Party Punch

If you are looking for a great punch recipe I think you found just that. Fantastic Red Party Punch is tasty and perfect to serve at any party! You’ll definitely want to keep this recipe close at hand.

Party Punch

My daughter was helping a few of her friends plan a baby shower. Anna asked me if I had a good punch recipe. Since I did not have a recipe I reached out to my mother. Bingo! Consequently, Mom had this recipe for Fantastic Red Party Punch in her recipe book. 

Party Punch You may be surprised because a few simple ingredients are all that’s needed to make this wonderful beverage. Due to their simplicity, you probably already have them on hand: bananas, strawberries, cherry KoolAid, sugar, orange juice, lemonade, ginger ale. 

Party Punch

Because of the beautiful red color, this punch is perfect for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, a baby or bridal shower, and more. I love how slushy it turned out too. Furthermore, it is super easy to make. 

Party Punch

Frozen punch before the soda was added

The punch was made on Friday evening, then placed it the freezer. 24 hours later, the punch was removed from the freezer and placed in the refrigerator. As a result, it was the perfect slushy consistence when it was served at the party on Sunday afternoon.

Fantastic Red Party Punch

*You can make this punch and freeze it two to three weeks in advance - remember not to add the ginger ale until right before serving.

*Additional Option: freeze sliced strawberries in an ice cube tray with a little bit of ginger ale and add to the punch right before serving.

*If you would like to make this alcoholic, simply add vodka to taste.

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  • 3 bananas, ripe
  • 2 packages cherry Kool-Aid
  • 11 oz strawberries, fresh or frozen
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 6 oz frozen orange juice
  • 6 oz lemonade, frozen
  • 2 litters ginger ale
  • 4 qt water


  1. Heat water until it comes to a gentle boil.
  2. Pour hot water into a large mixing bowl and add the Kool-Aid and sugar; stir until totally dissolved. Allow mixture to cool completely.
  3. In a blender or food processor, blend bananas, strawberries, orange juice and lemonade together. Add the fruit mixture to the Kool-Aid mixture; stir until well blended together.
  4. Place punch into a freezer safe plastic container and freeze until frozen solid. (Usually takes approximately 24 hours.)
  5. Place the ginger ale in the refrigerator to allow it to chill.
  6. When you are ready to serve, remove the Fantastic Red Party Punch from the freezer and allow it to thaw until it starts to turn slushy.
  7. Thawing time may vary depending on your room temperature, or if you thaw it in your refrigerator. If the punch starts to thaw too quickly, simply place it back into the freezer for a little while.
  8. Place some of the slushy punch into a pretty punch bowl (filling the bowl about 1/2 to 2/3 full). Add chilled ginger ale to the punch until the punch bowl is full.
  9. Serve.

Fantastic Red Party Punch was a HUGE hit and it seemed like everyone was trying to guess the ingredients.

Guests comments: “Wow, this punch is really good!” “This is wonderful!” “Can I have the recipe?” 



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About the author: Linda and Anna are a mother-daughter team that enjoy cooking, crafting and sharing advice with each other. Here they enjoy sharing all their new recipes and ideas with their readers.

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  • Melanie January 26, 2016, 9:06 am
    I made this for my parents 50th anniversary last weekend and it was a big hit! We had around 100 people and this was just enough! It is a lot of punch so don't be like me and assume you need to make double because you will have TONS of cherry koolaid :) Thanks for this great recipe!
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy January 26, 2016, 9:30 am
      Hi Melanie, Yay! We are so glad to hear that you and your guest liked this punch recipe! I suppose you could use the leftovers to make snow cones! lol You should be able to refreeze the leftovers too, especially if you haven't added the ginger ale. Thanks again for sharing! Linda
  • Debbie @YourPartyTunedUp January 9, 2015, 5:38 pm
    Thanks for sharing this punch recipe. I'm hosting a party at my church hall Saturday for my aunt's 80th birthday. It's an "old-fashioned" Ladies Luncheon, and I wanted to make a great punch. This looks like it will fit the bill. With KoolAid, it's sure to be a hit with the young girls and not-so-young girls! Thanks again for your great blog! Debbie
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy January 9, 2015, 6:31 pm
      Thank you for your kind and encouraging words! I hope everyone loves the punch! Happy Birthday to your aunt! --Anna

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