Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sparkling Brunch Punch Recipe - and my new punch ladle!

I'm hosting a ladies brunch at my house on Saturday, we were supposed to get a winter storm yesterday, but it passed us by, thank goodness! I have a vintage ruby red punch set, and the bowl is smaller than the typical punch bowl, just the right size for a small gathering. But I needed the perfect size ladle - a regular size punch ladle was just too big for this bowl. I wanted a vintage silver one, so I turned to Holly of The Pink Rose Cottage. She found the perfect one! Isn't it beautiful? I love it.

Here's the brunch punch recipe: Sparkling Brunch Punch (makes about 1 and 1/2 gallons)
1 (46-oz) can pineapple juice
6 cups orange juice
1 (12-oz) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1 bottle sparkling white grape juice, chilled
1 (2-liter) bottle lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage (aka Sprite) chilled
Garnish: fresh orange slices
Combine pineapple juice, orange juice and lemonade concentrate. When ready to serve, add sparking white grape juice and Sprite, stirring gently to combine. Garnish with fresh orange slices.


Queenie said...

Hey Melissa!
Oh the punch bowl set and ladle is so pretty...I know the ladies brunch will be so much fun for you girls...the punch recipe sounds delish. Thanks for sharing it. Thanks too for the "Welcome back" message you left for me and for understanding...something told me that you would. Hope you have a sweet week! God Bless you friend...
Big Hugs,

The Pink Rose Cottage said...

Melissa! That punch bowl is absolutely gorgeous! I'm so glad you like the ladle. Seems to be a perfect match. Great punch recipe! I think you're going to wow the ladies!! Hope you take pictures!


Katsui Jewelry said...

That is all so beautiful. The ladle is stunning and I love your linens. The punch bowl is a knock out! Does it have a story?
Have a wonderful time. Incidentally, that is my favorite punch recipe!
P.S. The music... so peaceful!

Marydon said...

Melissa, your ruby red punch set is gorgeous & so festive for Valentine's & Christmas. Love that exquisite ladle ...

Have a beautiful day ~

The Pink Rose Cottage said...

Melissa! How did the brunch go?

Hive for the Home said...

That is an absolutely beautiful punch set! The ladle is a wonderful contrast!