Thursday, January 27, 2011

The easiest punch in the world.

I like to entertain and host parties. I've also hosted and co-hosted many events off site. So what do you do when you need a simple, fast punch that tastes great and/or one that is portable?

Pull out two simple ingredients.

Summer Berry Tea

And a two litre bottle of Sprite

(I know this is 7up in the picture. It works too, though I prefer Sprite. My husband drank my Sprite when he was sick last week (not knowing I had ginger ale down in the pantry) and then my grocery store had some crazy sale on it the day I went back for more so all that was left was 7up.)

Here's what you do:

Open the Sprite and insert 2 tea bags inside the bottle (be careful, this often causes some fizzing).
Close the Sprite and put in the fridge for a few hours (I usually do it in the morning if I'm serving it that night, but even 30 minutes will give it flavour if you're desperate).

Pour into a pitcher and serve.
(Sorry for the night-time-flash picture, but remember how I make it in the morning to serve at night? Ya, that's why. And I live way up north in Canada where the sun goes down really early this time of year. So though I took this picture at 5:30, it was well on it's way to being dark and non-flash pictures just weren't working.)

That's it. Really. I like it because it's not overly sweet as some juice/pop mixed punches can be and it's easy to take somewhere if you need to travel with it. No punch bowl required. Also
it can easily be doubled/tripled or halved. And it's a pretty colour (am I the only one who likes to drink pretty looking punch?)

Try it next time you need punch. You may never go back.

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  1. Awesome!! I'm absolutely using this idea at all of my parties. Have you tried it with other tea flavours?

  2. MMM...Thanks for the reminder. I had forgotten about it! (Not that I have anywhere to take punch...)

  3. I have. And berry/fruit ones work the best, but the summer berry really does have the best flavour. I keep my can of this flavour just for the punch (I've never had it as tea!) so that i always have it on hand. How dorky is that?

  4. I've made this before and it is a simple & quick go-to punch recipe. I haven't used it for several years...thanks for sharing it..:*)

  5. Such a great idea!! Thank you for linking up!

  6. Love this! I totally love that you make it right in the 7 Up bottle (since I don't own a punch bowl.) We'll be trying this one for sure! Thanks!

  7. Yum! Thanks for sharing! I'm always looking for easy entertaining tips :)

  8. Very cool!!! I wonder if I have that tea here, hmmmmm..........I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!


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