Berry Punch

Cuisine: American

Cook Time: 1 Hour 10 Minutes

Serves: 5

This zingy, berry-infused punch recipe is great for Christmas, New Year, bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties or any holiday gatherings. Here’s an easy recipe with a few ingredients that tastes delicious and is a big hit! The addition of ice cubes offers another dimension.

  • 30g Fresh Raspberries
  • 30g Fresh Blueberries
  • 60g Fresh Strawberries
  • 350 ml Chilled Cranberry Juice
  • 2 Limes
  • 300 ml Club Soda
  • Ice Cubes

Here’s how you can make light and refreshing berry punch for any special occasion.

  1.  Pick the raspberries, blueberries and strawberries, and gently rinse in a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. Take one lime and cut it into two halves. Squeeze juice. Add to the berry punch bowl.
  3. Add chilled cranberry juice and chilled soda to it. Refrigerate the punch bowl for at least 1 hour. Do not forget to cover it. It allows flavours to seep into the punch.  
  4. Thinly slice the other lime. You can cut these into small pieces too. Stir them through the berry punch. Add ice cubes. Serve immediately.

Chef Tip: If you have enough time for the celebration, let the berries get infused in juices and club soda for at least 24 hours. The longer the soaking time, the more delicious and refreshing the punch is. If you can grab some blackberries, add them to the punch recipe. For an alcoholic berry punch, while serving, add some wine/vodka and ginger ale for a refreshing kick!

If you are looking for a refreshing and energetic welcome drink for your party at home, you will find this recipe too good to resist. A glass of berry punch with alcohol (wine/vodka) can be called a “grown-up version”. It makes just the perfect drink even for a home date night or Valentine’s Day. What do you say? Share your thoughts with us. Put your comment below. 

Quick Bites

Fun Fact

• The men working for the British East India Company in the 17th century were accomplished drinkers, throwing back an allotment of 10 pints of beer per shipman per day. When the ships reached the warmer waters of the Indian Ocean, the beer held in cargo bays grew rancid and flat. 

• Therefore, the sailors created new drinks out of the ingredients indigenous to their destination: rum, citrus, and spices, giving rise to the now infamous punch. 

Historical Fact

• The drink was brought to England from India by sailors and employees of the British East India Company in the early 17th century. From there it was introduced into other European countries.

• The term punch was first recorded in British documents in 163At the time, most punches were of wassail type made with a wine or brandy base, But around 1655, Jamaican rum came into use, and the “modern” punch emerged. 

Nutrition Fact

• A glass of berry punch may cotton 367 calories. To further break it down, it contains 0g of fat, 95mg of sodium, 93h of carbohydrates, 0g of protein, and 84g of glucose.

• Berries are delicious, nutritious, and provide a number of impressive health benefits. Berries contain antioxidants such as anthocyanin, ellagic acid, and resveratrol that help you keep free radicals under control.