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Fantastic Red Party Punch

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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.

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Party Punch

My daughter was helping a few of her friends plan a baby shower so Anna asked me if I had a good punch recipe. Since I didn’t have a recipe I reached out to my mother. Another winner! Mom had this recipe for Fantastic Red Party Punch in her recipe book. 

Party Punch At first, you may be surprised because a few simple ingredients are all that’s needed to make this wonderful beverage. However, due to their simplicity, you probably already have all of the ingredients on hand: bananas, strawberries, cherry Kool-Aid, sugar, orange juice, lemonade, ginger ale. 

Party Punch

Fantastic Red Party Punch has a beautiful red hue to it so it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, anniversary or bridal shower, and more. Furthermore, it’s the perfect slushy consistency and it’s super easy to make. 

Fantastic Red Party Punch

Frozen punch

I stirred up the punch on a Friday evening and placed it in my freezer for 24 hours. The next morning I removed the punch from the freezer and placed in the refrigerator. Fantastic Red Party Punch was ready when it was time for refreshments.



103 cal


26 g


1 g
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Fantastic Red Party Punch

This delicious punch is always a hit at receptions and parties.

15 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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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 liters 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 1 1/2 gallon 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.


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. Optional: 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.

Because Fantastic Red Party Punch was a HUGE hit, Anna and I overheard guests making comments like: “Wow, this punch is really good!” “This is wonderful!” “Can I have the recipe?” 

Sure, you can!

Fantastic Red Party Punch



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  • Pam February 21, 2018, 1:03 pm
    I have someone allergic to strawberries. Do you think cherries would work instead?
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy February 21, 2018, 1:19 pm
      Hi Pam, Sure, I think you can use cherries. I also think raspberries would work, however, I would mash them and strain the seeds. Let me know how it turns out. Linda
  • Linda Haskins January 14, 2018, 8:17 pm
    I just want to clairify. Are you adding 1 (2 liter) bottle to this whole recipe or does this recipe make 2 punch bowls? It just seems like a lot with a gallon of water to fit into one punch bowl.
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy January 15, 2018, 8:43 pm
      Hi Linda, I add 2 liters of ginger ale to one full recipe and yes, one full recipe should yield two punch bowls of punch (depending on the size of your bowls of course). I divide the frozen/slushy punch in half and add 1 liter of ginger ale to each. I hope this helps. Enjoy! Linda
  • 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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