Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 hrs
This is the best non-alcoholic tea-based punch! It's quick to make, but if you decide to freeze it into a slush, it'll take up to three hours to reach that consistency. If you'd like an alcoholic version, just add rum to taste.
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups strong decafeinated brewed tea
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 2 1⁄2 cups orange juice
- 2 cups pineapple juice
- 4 cups ginger ale
- In a punch bowl or large container make a syrup of the sugar and tea.
- Add fruit juices and enough water or more tea-- approximately 1 cup-- to make 24 cups (1 1/2 gallon).
- Freeze this punch base.
- Defrost and stir in ginger ale to make mixture"slushy".
- Serve in a large punch bowl.
This is sooo easy to make. I've cut the sugar way down and it is delicious!!
YUMMY!!!! We had a tea party for my daughter's birthday yesterday and I made this. I didn't look closely at the recipe though and didn't have time to freeze it. So, I just threw everything into a big bowl minus the sugar...it was great tasting! everyone loved it!
The students of my daughter's class always request this punch for their holiday parties. I double the recipe each time, but still run out. Even though 2-liter bottles of sodas are near the punch bowl, they always reach for the punch first and only reach for the sodas after the punch is gone. ---As a little decoration, I filled an ice tray with some of the punch base, dropped a maraschino cherry in each cube slot and froze overnight. I popped the iced cherries into the punch before adding the ginger ale.