Sparkling Fruit Punch

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Sparkling Fruit Punch is a summery combination of lemons, oranges and sparkling apple cider. This easy punch recipe is such a pretty display with sliced fruit on top!

Summertime is such a fun time to pull out pretty drinks! Frozen lemonade, agua fresca and grape lemonade…they are all so refreshing. And the colors are the prettiest!

A glass of orange juice, with Punch and Fruit

So many times at our family picnics, drinks are an afterthought.  If I’m really on top of things, I have some iced tea on hand, but there’s been many times when all I’ve had to offer is water!

Party Punch

I’ve always loved seeing fruit punch in a punch bowl at a party.  It makes everything seem just a little bit more festive.

This Sparkling Fruit Punch is a recipe I found and has become one of my favorites. If I’m on top of things enough to think of drinks, this is one of my go-to punch recipes!

What flavors are in fruit punch?

You’ll find different fruit flavors in every fruit punch recipe. Ours is a more simple flavor and only has lemon, orange and apple flavors. It’s not too strong which is nice!

What is fruit punch made of?

We’re often asking what the ingredients in fruit punch are. You’ll love this punch because it is so simple:

  • lemonade concentrate
  • club soda
  • 2 bottles of sparkling apple cider
A glass of orange juice, with Lemonade

How to Make Sparkling Fruit Punch

Add the lemonade concentrate, club soda and sparkling cider to a punch bowl. Mix well, then add thinly sliced lemons and oranges in for a pretty display!

Can I make fruit punch in advance?

Because this fruit punch has carbonation, you won’t want to make it in advance. Thankfully, it doesn’t take long to make. For the most sparkle, mix this drink right before serving.

A glass of fruit punch with orange slices

Do I add sugar to fruit punch?

The original recipe called for adding just a touch of sugar.  We found this wasn’t needed, but feel free to add sugar until it is just to your liking. The fun part of making punch is taste testing, so be sure to taste it before serving it to your guests to make sure it is the flavor you want.

How do I keep punch cold?

If you’re serving the punch in individual glasses, ice cubes will be just fine to keep the drink cold. If you’re serving the punch from a punch bowl, freeze a ring or block of ice so that it won’t melt as quickly and water down the punch.

You could also freeze lemonade in cubes so that it doesn’t waterdown the punch.

a jar of fruit punch with orange and lemon slices

Other Fruit Punch Recipes

Sparkling Fruit Punch in mason cup
Sparkling Fruit Punch in mason cup

Sparkling Fruit Punch

5 from 1 vote
This pretty sparkling fruit punch with sliced oranges and lemons on top will be a hit at your next party.
Servings 20
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

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  • 2 lemons
  • 3 large oranges
  • 6 ounces frozen lemonade concentrate
  • 1 liter club soda
  • 2 bottles sparkling apple cider 750 milliliters each
  • 2 trays ice cubes


  • Slice the lemons and the oranges thinly and place them in a large punch bowl. 
  • Pour in the thawed lemonade, club soda and the sparkling apple cider. 
  • Add ice and serve immediately.


If you’d like this a little sweeter, you can add sugar to taste, but we think it is perfect without!


Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 70mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 21.5mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Course Drink
Cuisine American
Calories 32

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I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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10 years ago

Looks delicious! I am going to try these. I just printed the recipe. Thank you!

10 years ago

Looks very refreshing! I love citrus flavors 🙂

Lizzy T
10 years ago

Thanks for stopping by!

Jennifer M.
10 years ago

This punch looks so good! I am just starting to plan my sons birthday party, and I think this punch would be a hit!

Lizzy T
10 years ago

Thanks so much for pinning and visiting!!

10 years ago

This sounds very refreshing and easy!

Allie D.
10 years ago

I love easy recipes! This punch looks absolutely delightful 🙂
Thanks for the recipie

Antionette Blake
10 years ago

aaah…perfect for the 1st day of summer – thanks for sharing!

madge | the vegetarian casserole queen
10 years ago

What fun! I think my son would really enjoy this summery drink!

10 years ago

mmmh, it looks so refreshing!! thank you for sharing!

Donna Clark
10 years ago

Julie, you are outdoing yourself on these awesome photos!!!
and, of course, this punch is soooooo good!!

Grandma Clark

10 years ago

This punch looks both delicious and beautiful, and I just printed the recipe. Thank you!