February 28, 2011

Anti-recipe: Baptist Champagne Punch


This weekend I helped host a bridal shower for my cousin’s sweet fiancée and the punch we served was a huge hit. I’m not sure where the recipe originated, but both my mom and I have been making it for years. It’s a nice departure from the expected southern sherbet punch we grew up having at showers in the church basement. My mom jokingly calls it “Baptist Champagne” because it has just a bit of a bubbly taste, but no alcohol.

I’ve been known to keep the ingredients on hand at all times since you never know when you might want something a little special. It’s super easy and super good (my only requirements for any recipe). I have 2 variations depending on whether you want to serve it in a punch bowl or pitcher.

Baptist Champagne Punch

Punch bowl Version:

  • 1 2-liter of Ginger Ale (chilled)
  • 1 64-oz bottle of Welch’s White Grape Peach Juice (we used White Grape Peach Mango this time and it was wonderful)

Pour contents of both bottles into bowl and float frozen peach slices on the surface

Pitcher Version:

  • 1 2-liter bottle of Ginger Ale (Chilled)
  • 1 can Welch’s frozen White Grape Juice concentrate

Pour concentrate into pitcher and then pour Ginger Ale over it

I’m telling you…this stuff is so good. Almost every person at the shower asked for the recipe. Do you have an awesome punch recipe that you swear by? Do tell!