Food & Recipes

Fruity Party Punch

by Kathy Gunst

Fruity Party Punch

For a special touch and a splash of color, float a variety of fresh fruits in the punch, such as sliced oranges, blueberries, and strawberries

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking and steeping time: 10 minutes; chilling time: about 3 hours
Serves: 9 cups

7 cups water
3 bags all-natural mint tea
(no caffeine)
1/4 cup honey, or to taste
3 1/2 cups orange juice
1 orange, peeled, seeded, and cut into very small cubes
1 cup fresh berries, optional

Assemble the punch, stir after the tea has cooled, and float fruit in punch.

1. Pour water into a large pot and bring to boil over high heat. Remove from heat, add tea bags, and stir in honey. Let steep for 3 to 5 minutes, then remove the tea bags. Set aside or place in refrigerator to cool.


2. When the tea reaches room temperature, pour it into a large pitcher. Add the orange juice, orange cubes, and berries; stir well. Taste for sweetness, adding additional orange juice or honey if needed. Chill until cold, about 3 hours. This can be made a day in advance

Per serving (1 cup): 81 calories, 1 g protein, 0 g fat (0 g saturated), 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 mg sodium, 0 mg cholesterol, 0.3 mg iron, 19 mg calcium.