I don't drink. Never have. Never will. So, when I need a tasty party beverage, this is my go-to recipe. I can't remember where it came from, but it was a hit at a baby shower I threw a few years ago and at a Super Bowl party last year. You need to plan ahead for this one, though. It's definitely not a last-minute, throw together recipe.
Party Punch without the Hangover
2 3-oz packages fruit-flavored Jell-o
2 2/3 cups and 1 tbsp sugar
8 3/4 cups boiling water
1 1/3 (46 fluid oz) cans pineapple juice
2/3 (16 oz) bottle lemonade
1 1/3 (2 liter) bottles ginger ale, chilled.
1. In a large bowl, combine gelatin and sugar. Stir in boiling water until mixture dissolves. Stir in pineapple juice and lemonade concentrate. Divide into two freezable containers and freeze until solid.
2. To serve, place gelatin mixture in large punch bowl and chop into pieces. Add chilled ginger ale and serve.
Lessons learned: I used red-colored Jell-o--watermelon and raspberry. You don't need to use two boxes of the same flavor.