Easy Lemonade Party Punch
This Easy Lemonade Party Punch requires less than a handful of ingredients and the same number of minutes to make! Enjoy the simplicity at your next party!
We had Camden’s 2nd birthday party a couple weekends ago (it was tractor-themed, and so much fun!) and I made a goal to do things as simply as possible. The easier things were, the more I could enjoy the preparation. And, also, the more I got to enjoy hanging out with friends, family and my son at his birthday party.
When it came to drinks, I wanted something simple and no-maintenance. But I didn’t want to just do cans of soda or juice, for a couple of reasons. Mostly, because I didn’t want to have leftover soda or juice just sitting around the house after the party, because our family doesn’t drink those things outside of a special event.
So I came up with two ideas: crockpot hot chocolate (because my toddler loves his chocolate!) and this Easy Lemonade Party Punch.
By the end of the birthday party, there was enough Lemonade Punch left for my husband to have one glass – the rest of it was gone! Hallelujah – no leftovers to store or try to use up! I love dinner leftovers; junk food leftovers not so much.
Easy Lemonade Party Punch – the Ingredients
Here’s your quick,, handy grocery list for this Easy Lemonade Party Punch:
- 2 liter bottle of lemonade (or you could make your own!)
- bottle of tangerine-orange juice (I used Juicy Juice 100% juice)
- 2 liter bottle of lemon-lime soda (whatever kind you are fond of)
- optional: orange slices for garnish (I used clementines, because that’s what I had on hand)
That’s it! Simple and easy – the motto for a good birthday party!
Making the Easy Lemonade Party Punch
In a large punch bowl or glass drinkware serving pitcher, pour the entire two liter bottle of lemonade. Add 4 cups of lemon lime soda and 5 cups of orange tangerine juice. Stir together and let sit a few minutes to let the carbonation settle. Try the punch. If it needs more tang and bubbles, add another cup of lemon-lime soda. If it needs more fruity flavor, add another cup of tangerine juice. Stir again, let it settle again and then taste. Adjust to your liking.
Wash and slice a small orange or clementine. If there are seeds, gently remove them from the slices. Drop slices of fruit into the serving bowl to use as garnish.
For a cold beverage, you can either refrigerate the Lemonade Party Punch until you’re ready to serve it, or you can add ice right before serving it. I chose to leave it room temperature and let people just add ice to their cup before pouring their drink.
Customize Your Lemonade Punch
Because this lemonade punch is just a few simple ingredients, it’s easy to mix them up and create an entirely new punch recipe. Here are some idea:
- swap your lemonade: use limeade instead for a different tart twist.
- swap your orange-tangerine juice: try straight orange juice, or pineapple juice, or any citrus mix you can get your hands on! You could even give grape juice a try!
- mix it up: use more than 1 type of juice. Try orange + pineapple juice for a fun new twist on this lemonade punch.
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- 1 (2 liter) bottle lemonade
- 5-6 cups orange-tangerine juice
- 4-5 cups lemon-lime soda
- optional: orange slices for garnish
In a large bowl, stir together the lemonade, juice and soda. Add more soda if you feel it needs more texture and bubbles, or more orange-tangerine juice if it needs more fruit flavor.
Pour into serving jug (or serve directly from bowl). Add orange slices for garnish.
Add ice RIGHT before serving. Stir the ice briefly to chill the drink.