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Which recipes?

OurWildKingdomOurWildKingdom in the 216 member
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We're doing a green tea-hibiscus-blackberry punch (similar to the Very Berry Refresher at Starbucks that we had on our first date) and I was also looking at a couple other recipes:

http://divascancook.com/sparkling-celebration-punch-recipe-non-alcoholic-punch/ (Without the fruit kabobs but with plenty of ice)

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/233006/big-bunch-punch-non-alcoholic/

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/20580/apple-orchard-punch/

Also a lemon-limeade or a pink lemonade with either grenadine or cranberry juice.

For iced tea, I was considering Russian spiced tea (https://www.lehmans.com/p-1853-russian-spiced-tea.aspx).

Re: Which recipes?

  • OurWildKingdomOurWildKingdom in the 216 member
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    edited May 2016
    Peach iced tea sounds good. I love the punch with sherbet, but I want our vegan guests to enjoy it too, so I may substitute sorbet or non-dairy ice cream. Or both -- So Delicious is made with coconut milk and is swoonworthy.
    tigerlily6
  • You're doing dry right? I'd do one standard black iced tea, and have simple syrup in a squeeze bottle and assorted artificial sweeteners available. Just cause I want caffeine if I'm not having alcohol, and an unsweetened option. 
    OurWildKingdom
  • OurWildKingdomOurWildKingdom in the 216 member
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    edited May 2016
    You're doing dry right? I'd do one standard black iced tea, and have simple syrup in a squeeze bottle and assorted artificial sweeteners available. Just cause I want caffeine if I'm not having alcohol, and an unsweetened option. 
    Correct, our wedding is dry. I found a delicious-sounding peach-flavored black tea from Stash, or we may have just plain black tea and have fresh fruit for folks to add if they want. We'd have sweeteners on the side (simple syrup rather than sugar is a great idea, BTW).

    ETA: I'm all about the caffeine!  :smiley: 
    STARMOON44
  • May I just say -- these all sound SOOOO good! You have given me some fun hot-summer day / cool-beverage recipes to try! Personally, my favs are the Big Bunch Punch and the iced Russian Spiced Tea. 
                        


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  • OurWildKingdomOurWildKingdom in the 216 member
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    Thank you, @Tigerlily6!

    This is the Very Berry Refresher knock-off recipe, for anyone who's curious:

    http://beautyandthebeets.com/very-berry-hibiscus-refresher/

    ei34
  • SP29SP29 member
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    They all look good to me!

    Have a couple options if you can- a lemonade, one of the fruit punch options (or 2 ;)), and a cold tea option.
    OurWildKingdom
  • ei34ei34 member
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    Thank you for sharing the Very Berry Refresher recipe, that's one of my Starbucks faves and I'll definitely try it!  That's so sweet that you'll be serving a drink you two had on your first date, I love it!
    I'm probably in the extreme minority here, but I'm very bothered by carbonation, so I wouldn't enjoy any of the punch recipes you shared, since they all have either club soda or ginger ale.  Just a weird me thing though, bc other than the fact that they're carbonated they look delicious.  I'd be very excited to have the Berry Refresher or just plain ole' lemonade.
    OurWildKingdom
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