June 30, 2010

Wednesday's Chow - Cool Summer Punches

Here’s a few recipes to help cool you down during the summer heat (or while drooling over the hunk pictures!).

The first two recipes are from Kraft Foods:

Sparkling Peach Tea

1 tub Crystal Light Peach Flavor Iced Tea Mix
3 cups cold water
1 liter diet ginger ale

Place drink mix in large pitcher, add water and stir until mix is dissolved.
Stir in ginger ale just before serving. Pour over ice cubes in tall glasses.

Fruity Lemonade Cooler

2 cups water
½ cup Country Time Lemonade Flavor Drink Mix
3 cups chopped seedless watermelon
1 cup ice cubes

Place all ingredients into a blender, cover. Blend on high speed until smooth.

Makes four servings.

Brownie Punch
From Treasured Traditions: Recipes from Southern Louisiana

For a really large gathering

4 12-oz cans pineapple juice
6 6-oz cans frozen lemonade
2 12-oz cans frozen orange juice
6 pkgs strawberry drink mix
4 cups water
2 large cans crushed pineapple
1 large jar maraschino cherries

Mix lemonade by directions on can, then dissolve strawberry mix drink in lemonade.
Mix in orange juice with 1 quart water. Combine with lemonade-strawberry mix.
Garnish punch bowl with pineapples and cherries.

May be made ahead of time and stored or frozen in plastic, clean, milk containers.

Tea Punch
From: http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/tea-punch/Detail.aspx

1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup strong brewed black tea
2 cups orange juice
2 cups pineapple juice
2 cups prepared lemonade
1/2 (2 liter) bottle ginger ale, chilled

In a pitcher, combine sugar and tea. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in orange juice, pineapple juice and lemonade. Chill in refrigerator for 4 hours.
Just before serving, pour chilled juice mixture into a punch bowl and stir in ginger ale.
Serves 12


Paige Ryter said...

I'll drink to that!!! HAHAHAHAH!!! Adorable! You find the best looking men...are they all neighbors? If so, find me a house for sale and I'm THERE. I guess I'll have to bring my husband and kids...but think of the eye candy ALL DAY LONG out the window!!!

Rebecca Lynn said...

So the Brownie punch doesn't ahve anything chocolatey in it?

Why is it called Brownie Punch? :-)

Denise said...

Ohhh, I'll take the guy on the right, leaning on the fence.

Ginger Simpson said...

I'll take a glass of peach tea and anyone of the guys in the picture. Don't know what I'd do with him, but I can always dream.

Where do you come up with all these awesome recipes and adorable guys? You certainly know how to generate a thirst for more than just something to drink.

Love you gal!

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Hi, everyone. Thanks for stopping by.

First, the most recent pics I found a photobucket....just type in 'sexy men.' You get tons of pictures. I've found other ones through googling 'sexy men' or 'cowboys.'

Rebecca, I found the Brownie punch recipe in a church cookbook. When I saw 'brownie' I thought of the Girl Scouts, but if it's not because of that, I have no idea why it's called Brownie Punch. It wasn't my church, but one in the diocese.