Family Party Fruit Punch

Published February 29, 2012. Updated January 12, 2024

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For your next party, mix up some of this easy and delicious Family Party Fruit Punch! It contains actual fruit juice and can be made even healthier, so you’re not serving up spoonfuls of sugar-and-chemical-loaded drink mix powders. Kids, and adults, will love this fun punch! 

It’s time to sneak some fruit juice into your kids’ soda =).  I love this drink because it is a fruit punch.  It’s made of half-fruit juice, it’s not like those sodas flavored with artificial fruit flavors.  This punch also gets an incredible boost of flavor from the almond extract in it.

We call this beverage Family Party Fruit Punch because it is family-friendly with no alcohol and a little less sugar than punch mixes.  One definite highlight of this drink is its simplicity—you could have it made in under a minute. We always keep the ingredients on hand, so we’re always ready to whip up this fun drink anytime we want to celebrate! I also love that it tastes surprisingly different than your average fruit punch, in my opinion, better. The grainy powders often fail to fully dissolve, and they can even stain skin and glassware! No thanks. Juices and sugar-free sodas are the way to go (even if your dentist still won’t love it).

Fruit punch in a glass with a crazy straw

This party punch is also great for kids’ birthday parties or special occasions, and you can experiment with different juices, sodas, food colorings, fun cups, silly straws, and even ice cubes made in funky ice cube molds! You might make a green party punch for St. Patrick’s Day, pink or red for Valentine’s, blue for Independence Day, or a favorite color for a specific loved one. Kids also love to help make this drink—just help with the pouring or you’ll end up with a VERY sticky countertop!

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Fruit Punch

The easiest homemade punch recipe! It has such a delicious, refreshing flavor.
Servings: 4
Prep5 minutes
Ready in: 5 minutes


  • 2 cups apple juice , chilled
  • 2 cups grape juice , chilled
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 4 cups lemon lime flavored soda , such as Sprite, chilled


  • In a large pitcher, stir together apple juice, grape juice and almond extract. Pour in lemon lime soda and give it a quick stir (just don't over-mix after adding the soda or you will stir out the carbonation).
  • Recipe Source: Cooking Classy