Ever since I was a little girl, my mom has made a special punch for family gatherings and holiday parties. We call it sorbet punch – it’s simple and tasty and it’s a nice variance from the usual sodas and juices at parties!
As I’ve grown older and started entertaining on my own, I’ve made a few different variations of the family punch – mainly, I’ve added alcohol.
My mother’s favorite combination is orange sorbet, lemon-line and orange soda. My personal favorite is pineapple soda, lemon-lime soda and pineapple sorbet – and half a bottle of Malibu Coconut Rum! It tastes similar to a Pina Colada, believe it or not!
I made this for my last party, which was my sister’s surprise 30th birthday party a few weeks ago. I thought I’d share my recipe with you, as the holidays are right around the corner and this is a great addition to any holiday menu!
The flavor combinations that I’ve personally tried and enjoyed (as well as my party-goers) are:
pineapple & lemon-lime soda + pineapple sorbet
orange soda & lemon-lime soda + raspberry sorbet – or substitute orange sorbet
cherry 7 UP / lemon-lime soda + cherry sorbet
1 half gallon of sorbet/sherbert
2 bottles of soda (I always use lemon-lime like Sprite or 7 up for one of them to prevent it from being too strong)
Scoop out entire contents of sorbet container and place in large punch bowl. Pour each 2 liter of soda over the sorbet and stir for about 5 minutes. Then let it sit and continue to melt!
Isn’t that easy?
It may look a little weird but it tastes delicious! It’s almost like a smoothie, because the carbonation from the sodas make the sorbet start to melt and break down, and it results in a little foamy goodness.