Learn How To Make Fruit Punch with the best high-quality ingredients to have the most delicious party drink at all of your gatherings! Prep a batch of this fruity, perfectly sweet punch in less than 5 minutes!
You Will Love This Fruit Punch Recipe
Kids up to adults will be racing to the punch bowl to fill their cups up with this fruity and refreshing Fruit Punch! The sweet, tropical flavor finished with fizzy carbonation from the lemon-lime soda is an irresistible classic everyone loves!
To make this homemade fruit punch recipe the best one out there, I relied on high-quality ingredients to pack the most delicious flavor into this 4-ingredient punch. Each ingredient contributes to building a punch that your tastebuds won’t soon forget!
What is Fruit Punch?
Fruit punch is a sweet, fruity mixture of multiple fruit juices that usually combine with a carbonated beverage in a large pitcher or large punch bowl for serving. The typical juices that make up fruit punch are pineapple, lime juice, cherry, cranberry, and/or orange.
What is in Fruit Punch?
- pineapple orange guava juice
- cran-cherry juice
- key lime juice
- lemon-lime soda
After testing this drink recipe many times to ensure it was perfect, I found that brands played a large role in taste. Higher quality products often result in higher quality flavor, which is worth it, especially when serving friends and family!
I found the best pineapple orange guava juice to be Langers brand. However, if you can’t find this brand at your local store, an alternative will work just fine, or you can replace it with 1.5 cups of pineapple juice and 1.5 cups of orange juice as a substitute. Guava juice can be difficult to find on its own.
I also found Ocean Spray’s brand to carry the most flavorful cran-cherry juice. To make a cran-cherry juice replacement, you can use 1 cup of cranberry juice and 1 cup of cherry juice.
Just keep in mind that cherry juice not mixed with cranberry will likely have a tarter taste since it will have less sugar.
The last high-quality ingredient is Nellie & Joe’s key lime juice. We prefer their brand when using bottled key lime juice, though you can use freshly squeezed juice if you prefer!
Finishing off the ingredients list is lemon-lime soda. This can be Sprite, Starry, Sierra Mist, or 7UP. Ginger ale or club soda would be a great substitute for lemon-lime soda.
How To Make Fruit Punch
Step 1: Add the pineapple orange guava juice and cran-cherry juice to a large pitcher or punch bowl.
Step 2: Pour in the key lime juice and lemon-lime soda. Gently stir and then serve over ice with garnishes and enjoy!
Freeze a batch of fruit punch in ice cube trays ahead of time and then use them to keep the punch refreshingly chilled! This way, as the ice cubes melt, they won’t dilute the delicious flavor of the punch.
How To Store Homemade Fruit Punch
Store this homemade punch in a large pitcher with a lid or an airtight container with a lid. If your pitcher doesn’t have a lid, you can cover it with plastic wrap or tin foil.
Once covered, store the punch in the fridge to enjoy for 5 to 7 days.
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Fruit Punch FAQs
Typically, a beverage gets labeled as a punch when it’s made up of a mixture of multiple juices that are finished off with a carbonated soda. A punch can either be alcoholic or non-alcoholic!
This drink is called fruit punch because it’s made up of multiple fruit juices. In comparison, a fruit drink would be a beverage that’s made up of just one single fruit’s juices and its pulp.
No, punch does not always have alcohol! However, you can easily make a punch alcoholic or non-alcoholic by simply adding liqueur or not adding liqueur.
Yes! Topping this fruit punch with rainbow sherbet is a fun and tasty party finish that guests will enjoy!
To spike this punch, I recommend adding vodka or rum.
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Tropical Fruit Punch Recipe
- 3 cups pineapple orange guava juice I use Langers brand
- 2 cups cran-cherry juice I use Ocean Spray brand
- ⅓ cup key lime juice I use Nellie & Joe's brand
- 2⅔ cups lemon-lime soda
- Add 3 cups pineapple orange guava juice, 2 cups cran-cherry juice, ⅓ cup key lime juice, and 2⅔ cups lemon-lime soda to a large pitcher or punch bowl.
- Serve in glasses over Ice. Garnish with pineapple wedges, citrus slices, and cherries if desired.
- If you cannot find the Langers brand Pineapple Orange Guava juice, look for an alternative, or use 1.5 cups of pineapple juice and 1.5 cups of orange juice as a substitution.
- You can use 1 cup of cranberry juice and 1 cup of cherry juice instead of the cran-cherry. Just note that cherry juice not mixed with the cranberry will likely have less sugar and be more tart to taste.
- You can use fresh squeezed lime juice in place of the Nellie & Joe’s. This is just the brand we like the most if using bottled.