St. Patty’s Party Punch

This ice cold party beverage is green as a Leprechaun’s hat and perfect for a St. Patty’s Day party. You may have had this punch or something similar at birthday parties or holiday celebrations. If so, you might have wondered what exactly is in this sweet concoction. This beverage is pretty sweet, but it’s also undeniably yummy.  



  • 1 46 ounce can grapefruit/pineapple juice
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 3 packages lemon/lime Kool-Aid
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 ½ quarts 50/50 soda
  • Lime sherbet ice cream


Combine all of the first five ingredients and refrigerate until chilled. Pour in a punch serving bowl. Add the 50/50 soda right before serving to ensure the most carbonation.  Add ice cubes and several scoops of sherbet ice cream.

Tip: Freeze an ice ring to float on top instead of ice cubes. Place scoops of ice cream in the center of the ring.

Makes 1 gallon or 32 4-ounce servings.

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