Hot Weather + Cool Refreshing Drink = Perfect Summer Day. Now that is an equation I don’t mind calculating! And nothing quiet says summer like the fresh taste of citrus. I recently had the opportunity to have dinner with Sunkist and try out some delicious Citrus inspired recipes. It was a tasty evening filled with mouth watering flavours from the Fennel Salad with Sunkist Ruby Grapefruit Vinaigrette, right to the Spiced Orange Cake.
I was so inspired by all the ways you could use citrus fruits in cooking and beverages I decided to make a Homemade Summer Citrus Punch to take to a family gathering. It was a huge hit with both the adults and the kids, and everyone was asking for the recipe. A perfect blend of energizing citrus with a little bit of sparkle this is a drink you can enjoy while out playing with the kids or sitting by a campfire at on a beautiful summer night. Here is what you need to make your own refreshing Homemade Citrus Punch that you can enjoy all summer long:
- 4 Limes, juiced
- 2 Lemons, juiced
- 4 Oranges, juiced
- 2 Grapefruits, juiced
- 1 cup Cranberry Juice
- 3 cups Ginger Ale
- 3 cups Club Soda
- Combine freshly squeezed Juices form limes, lemons, oranges and grapefruits. Pour juice through a strainer to remove any seeds that may have slipped through when juicing. This can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days until you are ready to serve your punch.
- In a large pitcher or punch bowl combine citrus juices, cranberry juice, ginger ale and club soda
- Add in ice or frozen cranberries to help keep the punch chilled.
- Serve this refreshing beverage over ice to help keep you cool in the summer heat. Garnish with slices of citrus for the perfect finishing touch
Looking for more interesting ways to include citrus in your cooking. Try the Sunkist Citrus Marinated Slow-Cooked Salmon. Not I am not a big fish fan, but I LOVED this Salmon, with a citrus and herb crust the salmon was cooked to perfection. And the recipe and cooking instructions are simple enough I feel confident that I can make this dish for myself and the boys.
Next time you are looking for a summertime recipe to try, get a little citrus inspiration and start cooking!
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