5 Gallon Party Punch

5 Gallon Party Punch
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Hello there friends. If you are looking for a great party punch that can be made in a large 5 gallon jug, will serve a grand amount of folks (80, 8 ounce servings, here) and tastes wonderful…well then this post is for you! A sweet friend and fellow congregation member passed this recipe along to me and I have been dieing to try it. I made a batch last weekend for a large family party and it was a hit, especially with the kids. They loved it (as did I!) It’s got a nice fruity, tropical flavor. The recipe calls for a regular sized bag of ice and it kept the drink nice and cold for almost 24 hours.

Make it for pack meeting, a family reunion, girls camp, scout camp, youth conference, your church pot luck, your kids’ bday party, your neighborhood get together or for any other reason you need to keep people hydrated with deliciousness this summer!

5 Gallon Party Punch from Jamie Cooks It Up!

Let me show you how to make it happen…

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1. Grab a 5 gallon drink dispenser. Now, please keep in mind that I added a couple of ingredients that aren’t pictured above once I had it all mixed in. Sorry that they aren’t in the picture, but I decided to still post this incomplete picture so you could get a helpful visual on that big can of pineapple juice and the color of the Kool-Aid packages and what not…so you know what to look for when you are shopping. 🙂

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2. Into the bottom of the drink dispenser place 1 (12 ounce) can of frozen lemonade concentrate, 1 (12 ounce) can of frozen orange juice concentrate, 1 (12 ounce) can pink lemonade frozen concentrate, 4 packages of Peach Mango Kool Aid, 4 cups of sugar, 1 (46 ounce) can of pineapple juice…

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and 3 packets of Orange Crystal Light (just 3 packets, not 3 entire containers). I opted to use the Walmart brand.
3. Pour 1 pitcher full of water over the top and stir it well, allowing the frozen concentrates to melt and incorporate.

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4. Add 1 bag (regular sized) ice. Stir to combine.

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5. Add enough water to fill it to the 4 gallon marker on the inside of the dispenser, or until there are about 5 inches of space remaining.

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6. Add 2 (2 liter) bottles of Sprite or 7UP. Stir it well…

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Yum! Give it a taste. Add another package of either Kool Aid or Crystal Light if it’s not as potent as you would like. As the directions for the water are a little bit loose, it helps to have a little back up flavoring in case you get a little bit water heavy.
7. Cover the cooler, serve and enjoy!

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Here’s the handy printable…

5 Gallon Party Punch

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 80 servings of 8 ounces each

Ingredients

5 gallon drink dispenser
1 (12 ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate
1 (12 ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate
1 (12 ounce) can frozen pink lemonade concentrate
1 (46 ounce) can pineapple juice
4-6 packages Peach Mango Kool Aid
4 C sugar
3-4 packages Orange Crystal Light
water
1 (regular size) package ice
2 (2 liter) bottles of Sprite or 7UP

Instructions

1. Grab a 5 gallon drink dispenser. Now, please keep in mind that I added a couple of ingredients that aren't pictured above once I had it all mixed in. Sorry that they aren't in the picture, but I decided to still post this incomplete picture so you could get a helpful visual on that big can of pineapple juice and the color of the Kool-Aid packages and what not...so you know what to look for when you are shopping. 🙂
2. Into the bottom of the drink dispenser place 1 (12 ounce) can of frozen lemonade concentrate, 1 (12 ounce) can of frozen orange juice concentrate, 1 (12 ounce) can pink lemonade frozen concentrate, 4 packages of Peach Mango Kool Aid, 4 cups of sugar, 1 (46 ounce) can of pineapple juice, and 3 packages of Orange Crystal Light.
3. Pour 1 pitcher full of water over the top and stir it well, allowing the frozen concentrates to melt and incorporate.
4. Add 1 bag (regular sized) ice. Stir to combine.
5. Add enough water to fill it to the 4 gallon marker on the inside of the dispenser, or until there are about 5 inches of space remaining.
6. Add 2 (2 liter) bottles of Sprite or 7UP. Stir it well...
Yum! Give it a taste. Add another package of either Kool Aid or Crystal Light if it's not as potent as you would like. As the directions for the water are a little bit loose, it helps to have a little back up flavoring in case you get a little bit water heavy.
7. Cover the cooler, serve and enjoy!
http://jamiecooksitup.net/2016/06/5-gallon-party-punch/

Recipe from my sweet friend Meggin Dolberg



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9 Comments

  1. 1
    denise
    June 9, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Because I don’t use Crystal light, but I have seen them in tube containers, with little tubs within, do I use those tubs or 3 full containers??
    what do you suggest as an alternate kool aid flavor ?

    • 2
      Jamie
      June 9, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      Hi Denise,
      Thanks for your question. I added a picture of the Crystal Light (I just used the Walmart brand). You need 3 of the individual packets, not three entire containers. Thanks for helping me to clarify! 🙂
      You can use any flavor of kool aid, I’ve only made it with the Peach Mango, so I’m not sure how to advise what other flavor would work. I imagine strawberry, or orange would be a good fit.
      Best of luck to you!
      ~Jamie

  2. 3
    Jennifer Murphy
    June 9, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Oh my word….this sounded SO good so I tried it tonight for our church youth group! AMAZING!! I am usually not a huge mango fan, but all the flavors together are delish! Will definitely be making it again…teens and adults loved it!! Thank you for sharing this recipe!!!

    • 4
      Jamie
      June 11, 2016 at 1:35 pm

      Jennifer,
      That makes me so happy! Thanks for letting me know!
      Best,
      ~Jamie

  3. 5
    Dee
    October 10, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    is there an alternative to Crystal Light. not a huge fan of products with sweetness.

  4. 6
    Karen
    November 1, 2016 at 11:18 am

    I made this last night for our community carnival. It was a hit!
    Thank you for the recipe.

    • 7
      Jamie
      November 1, 2016 at 1:43 pm

      Hi Karen,
      So happy to hear it! Thanks for letting me know. 🙂
      Best,
      ~Jamie

  5. 8
    Betty Rexrode
    September 29, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    I’m having trouble finding Peach Mango Kool Aid. What can I substitute?

  6. 9
    Jamie
    October 22, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    This looks so good, if my family has a pineapple allergy do you have any suggested substitutes?

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