This recipe was originally published on December 4, 2014.
It's party planning time and you know what that means--scrambling for the fave recipes that will wow your crowds. If you need a super easy, incredibly tasty punch, this is your lucky day. It goes well with any venue you can throw at it. Do you wonder about the name? I first tried this at a Pampered Chef party given by my friend, Kristen, in Horizon City, Texas back in the late 90s. Kristen, if you are out there in the blogosphere and happen to see this recipe, say hello! Last time I got a Christmas card you guys were still in the midwest and your husband was working at...hmmm...Indiana University?
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
6-oz. can of frozen limeade concentrate
Juice of 2 limes
2 liter bottle of lemon-lime soda
Boil sugar and water together until sugar dissolves. Chill. Squeeze juice of 2 limes and add to chilled sugar water. Make the limeade according to directions on can. Add to sugar-lime water. Add lemon-lime soda to taste--don't use the whole 2 liter bottle. Just taste as you go.
Toast to America! (my family will totally get this.)
- I like to add crushed ice (Sonic ice is the best, if you can get it!) or make a decorative ice ring ahead of time from the punch before adding the soda.
- Just googled this great tip from Chowhound.com for rimming glasses with sugar (or salt)--get a section of a tangerine or clementine, cut a small slit in it and then run it around the rim of your glass. Dip glass in sugar and viola!