A St. Patrick’s Day party punch will be one of the first things your guests notice, so you want to make sure your punch won’t disappoint them. This St. Paddy’s Day Leprechaun party punch will be a hit with young or old. This Leprechaun party punch recipe is different from the usual “sherbet and soda” punch recipes, and it is a difference your guests will enjoy. This recipe is for a non-alcoholic punch that can easily be converted with a bottle of one additional ingredient

A nice “extra touch” for your punch is to have a couple theme-shaped ice blocks floating in the punch bowl. Shamrock-shaped ice blocks would look perfect. Use aluminum foil shamrock-shaped cupcake molds that you can find at your local grocery or party supply store. Fill them with water, add a few drops of green food coloring, cover with clear wrap and freeze them. Voila’! green shamrock ice blocks to float in your Leprechaun punch.

Leprechaun St. Paddy’s Day Party Punch

Serves approximately 30 – 6oz. cups

Ingredients:

2 ea. – 2-litre bottles Ginger Ale**
60oz. Pineapple juice 2 ea.
12 oz. cans frozen orange juice concentrate*
3 ea. – 3oz. boxes Lime Jello/gelatin mix 21/2 cups sugar

*put the OJ concentrate in the refrigerator instead of the freezer so they will be thawed/softened when you are ready to use them

**put Ginger Ale in the refrigerator to chill

Prep:

Early prep: Mix the boxes of lime Jello mix into a quart of hot water, stir until completely dissolved. Set aside to cool. When cool, add 5 cups cold water, OJ concentrate, and sugar. Stir until well mixed, then refrigerate until time to put out the punch bowl for the party.

Party Prep: Pour the pre-prepped liquid gelatin/OJ in the punch bowl first, and then add the chilled Ginger Ale and pineapple juice, and stir until well mixed. Crushed ice can be added if desired. Add 1 or 2 shamrock ice blocks and it is ready to serve.

And that is all there is to making a great St. Patrick’s Day Punch. This St. Paddy’s Day Leprechaun party punch will be the hit of your party that your guests will remember all year long. (they will expect more Leprechaun party punch next year too)

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