It took awhile for summer to hit Ohio, but when summer decides to come, it comes in full force! We’ve been having beautiful weather. Yes, there’s been some hot, humid days, but that’s summer in Ohio.
We spent last weekend with family, trying to get cousins together one last time before the school rush starts. There were sleepovers, lots of outside games, birthday celebrations (my baby turned 10!) and cookouts. Fire roasted hot dogs are a must when the cousins get together.
Today I’m sharing just the way to beat the summer heat and a refreshing addition to your picnic: Sparkling Strawberry Punch. It’s a sweet and tangy blend of lemonade, ginger ale, and Kraft JELL-O. Wait…what’s that you say? JELL-O in a drink? Yes! Sounds strange, but it is a great way to add an unbelievable punch of fruity flavor to a sweet drink.
This summer drink recipe is a simple 4 ingredients. You’ll heat two cups of water, dissolve the JELL-O in the hot water, mix in the cold lemonade concentrate and ginger ale. Then you’ll mix it up and it’s ready to be served. All of ingredients for this recipe can easily be found at your local Walmart.
Because this punch has the flavors of strawberry and lemons, it’s fun to jazz up your glasses with slices of fresh lemon and sweet strawberries. Add this fruit directly to the punch bowl, or keep it on the side for guests to add themselves.
My kids devoured this sparkling strawberry punch. Drinks are one of those menu items that I often overlook when planning for a cookout. So when they get a special red juice instead of plain ol’ water, they’re some happy kids.
Quick and refreshing, this Sparkling Strawberry Punch is festive and can be served at showers, picnics, on holidays, or just on a hot summer afternoon.
- 2 packages (3 ounces each) JELL-O Strawberry Flavored Gelatin
- 2 cups boiling water
- 2 cans (12 ounces each) frozen lemonade concentrate, slightly thawed
- 2 liters ginger ale (to taste)*
- Dissolve the JELL-O in the hot water. Stir in the lemonade and add the ginger ale. Serve over ice. Serve immediately. This recipes makes about 1 gallon.
*Add in the ginger ale slowly and so that you get the flavor of punch that you'd like. I added just a little bit less than 2 liters of ginger ale.
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