Cool down these hot summer days with a pitcher of Orange Lemonade Twist Punch! Fizzy, spicy, and fruity, this refreshing drink is sure to wow your friends & family!
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There’s nothing quite as perfectly matched to summer as lemonade.
Feel free to argue with me, but I’m not budging on that.
This isn’t what you think.
This Orange Lemonade Twist Punch is actually the simplest party punch in the entire world!
I like to think of myself as a fairly simple, basic woman. For some reason, though, when there’s a party or potluck coming up, that all goes out the window.
I like to get fancy and spoil/impress my friends and fam with something over the top. I can’t help myself. It’s the foodie inside, begging for more foodies to join in the shindig.
It’s a double-edged sword, mainly slashing at my wallet. Fancy recipes usually cost more; for the first time in a long time, I have to be frugal – a need that has led me to Walmart more times than I’d like to admit.
Last week, my best friend invited me to her summer barbecue to celebrate her kitchen remodel, and that familiar itch overwhelmed me. We always do potluck, so of course, I sat down to come up with a plan, and that’s where I went wrong.
I found my shopping cart filled with stuff I didn’t really need.
When I found the Grab.Go.Wow endcap, stuffed with recipe booklets and just about every ingredient needed, I knew my problem has been solved.
The Wave Your Flag Cheesecake was a no-brainer. Strawberry Jell-O, cream cheese, and Cool Whip? I might make fancy stuff on the blog most of the time, but going back to my basic roots felt good.
The Orange Lemonade Twist was the real surprise, though.
Orange juice, Country Time Lemonade, and ginger ale. Basically, the simplest drink you could imagine that isn’t straight out of a bottle, but supremely delicious.
I fancied it up with some fresh citrus, kiwi, and sliced strawberries because I love color in my bevs.
And mint. I’m obsessed with putting mint in everything right now. Send help.
Everyone loved it! And why wouldn’t they? Who doesn’t love a glass of party punch?
The best part? The best part was that I had enough ingredients to make 3 pitchers of it, which lasted through 6 hours of summer entertaining for 9 people.
But…I probably should have made a second cheesecake. We really love cheesecake.
We really love cheesecake.
Orange Lemonade Twist Punch
- Country Time Lemonade Flavor Drink Mix
- 2 cups cold water
- 2 cups orange juice
- 1 liter ginger ale or club soda
- Sliced strawberries kiwis, and citrus
- Fresh mint leaves
- Measure drink mix into cap to the 2-quart line and pour into a pitcher.
- Add water and orange juice, stirring until powder dissolves.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve. Add sliced fruit and mint leaves to pitcher, then stir in ginger ale just before serving.
- Serve over ice, and garnish with mint sprigs and a cute summery straw.
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Betsy @ Desserts Required says
What a perfect drink for summertime!!