I would like to share a recipe my family has been using for years. Our Christmas punch is a much loved tradition by now and quite a treat since it is only served once a year! My mom found the Martha Stewart recipie ‘Southern Comfort Punch‘ years ago and modified it a bit. We don’t use the alcohol and instead add soda to taste, but I will keep the recipe intact here.
Serves 12 to 20
- 6 lemons
- 4 navel oranges
- 2 six-ounce frozen lemonade, concentrate
- 1 six-ounce frozen orange juice, concentrate
- 2 liters lemon-lime soda
- 1 liter Southern Comfort
- Line two baking sheets with plastic wrap, and set aside. Slice lemons into rounds as thin as possible. Arrange lemon slices in layers on one prepared baking sheet. Repeat with oranges; layer on second baking sheet. Place in the freezer for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, until fruit slices are frozen.
- Just before serving, open the cans of frozen lemonade and orange juice, and place the frozen concentrates, whole, in a large punch bowl. Add the soda, Southern Comfort, and several handfuls of ice. Remove frozen fruit slices from freezer, and arrange over the top of punch. Serve immediately.