Patriotic Punch

This simple punch is perfect for patriotic occasions like Memorial Day, July 4, and Labor Day. Since it’s red, white, and blue, it will be in keeping with your party theme. Make the punch from a blue beverage. I like to use Hawaiian Punch – Polar Blast or Berry Blue Typhoon. To one gallon of punch, add 2 cups of ginger ale. This makes the basic punch, so you have the “blue” part. For the “red” part, fill plastic ice cube trays with any flavor of red punch and freeze. For the “white,” thinly slice star fruit crosswise to create small stars. Place each star in the bottom of a cheap paper cup and fill with about 2/3-inch of ginger ale and freeze.

When the ice in the trays and the cups is hard-frozen, assemble the punch. Pour the blue liquid into a large punch bowl and add the red ice cubes and the frozen star-fruit rounds. As the ice melts, the punch flavor won’t be diluted!