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Spiced Pineapple Sparkle

22 Aug

1 1/2 cups water 
6 cinnamon sticks 
12 whole cloves 
1/2 cup sugar 
1 can (46 oz) unsweetened pineapple juice, chilled 
1 1/2 cups unsweetened orange juice, chilled 
1/2 cup lemon juice, chilled 
3 bottles (12 oz) lemon lime carbonated beverage, chilled 
garnishes: orange slices, maraschino cherries 

Combine first 3 ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in sugar, let cool. Pour mixture through a large, wire mesh strainer in to a punch bowl, discarding spices, stir in juices and lemon lime beverage. Garnish, if desired. Serves 12.


Floating Island Punch

12 Aug

Floating Island Punch Recipe

Original Recipe Yield 20 servings
2 cups water
2 cups white sugar
1 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate
1 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate
1 pint orange sherbet
1 liter ginger ale
1 liter carbonated water
1 (4 ounce) jar maraschino cherries
1 orange, sliced in rounds
4 cups ice
Bring water to a boil. Add the sugar and boil until it becomes a syrup. Let cool.
In a punch bowl combine lemonade, orange juice, ginger ale, and carbonated water. Mix in the sugar syrup. Add ice and sherbet. Just before serving add cherries and cherry juice and float orange slices on top.

Easy Lemonade

9 Aug

3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 quarts water
1/2 cup white sugar
1.In a large pan, combine water and sugar. Heat until the sugar just melts. Remove from heat and pour in lemon juice. Mix well and chill in refrigerator before serving. Garnish with lemon, lime or orange slices.

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