Punch Bowl

When I was a kid, I remember my Aunt Joyce making this slush for a family holiday. All the kids wanted it but we couldn’t have any because it had alcohol. The next time my aunt made it, she didn’t put any liquor all her nieces could enjoy it as well. Probably ever since then, that’s how my aunts make it.

For those of you who attended my wedding shower, this was served as a punch in the bee hive container. Here’s hoping you have a baby shower, brunch, wedding shower, or summer party you can serve this tasty drink.

beehive

Photo courtsey of Pinterest

Fruit Punch/Slush by Joyce Miller
1 can frozen orange juice
1 can frozen lemonade
46 oz. can pineapple juice
46 oz. can apricot nector
1 – 2 liter bottle Sprite

Mix and serve. Add vodka if desired. Freeze for slush.

Notes:

  • I have a hard time finding a bottle of apricot nector in Kansas City grocery stores. I can usually find it sold in a six pack of cans near the tomato juice.
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Root Beer with a Kick

When I was a kid, we didn’t eat out a lot. In fact, ice cream was a special treat. One of my mother’s favorites was to make ice cream floats. What kid doesn’t love something that creates edible bubbles?

Adult Root Beer FloatI ran across this recipe for an adult root beer float on Pinterest a few weeks ago. As you probably imagined, it contains alcohol. I know my mother won’t be trying this but I hope some of you find this a refreshing summer treat.

Adult Root Beer Floats
root beer
vanilla vodka
vanilla ice cream

Fill a glass half full with root beer. Add a splash of vanilla vodka. Top with a scoop of ice cream and serve.

Notes:

  • I didn’t have vanilla vodka so I used regular vodka with a touch of Sugar Free French Vanilla Syrup (that I used for my coffee).
  • I made mine with cream soda. I thought it was very taste. Drink slowly!