I forgot to give out the punch recipe in the last post! This is so good. We had some cokes (for non southerners that is an assortment of Sprite, Pepsi, 7Up- we call them all cokes and then ask you what kind you want) One guy kind of looked funny at the punch and said he wanted a coke. Later he tasted the punch and said it was really good and went and got a big glass because the little punch cups were too little. He kept going on about how good it is.
1 large frozen can (16 oz) orange juice
20 oz can pineapple juice
12 oz frozen can lemonade
2 cups sugar
2 cups water- Plus
1 package koolaid( can use anything but grape, I always use strawberry)
Sprite, 7Up, or ginger ale
Combine sugar and water and heat to dissolve sugar- I did it in the microwave for 5 minutes.
Cool (I skipped that) and pour into an empty milk carton. Add the koolaid. Fill the jug up to about 2 inches from the top with water. Freeze. My mother in law said she has never frozen it. I always have because it makes it slushy rather than just juicy. Do it my way. The day of the party take out and let sit in the carton in your punch bowl to thaw. Cut open carton if it is still too solid. Add the lemonade, pineapple juice and orange juice. Pour Sprite, 7UP, or GingerAle over punch. I used about 1/2 bottle. We then took an ice pick and seperated some of the big solid pieces because I didn't get it out until three hours before the party. It turned out perfectly slushy.
Edit: Sunday we found the pineapple juice in the refrigerator and did not put it in the punch we made Friday. I never even tried the punch so don't know how different it tasted. So, people were asking for the recipe and saying it was good so you do not have to put in the pineapple juice to have a good punch. See, being non conforming to being able to follow a recipe does work sometimes. You be the judge on whether to add it. Can't go wrong either way. Oh, you can also add the whole 2 liter of soda if you need to stretch it some.