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A refreshing drink on a hot summer day! This recipe, given to us by our friend, Courvosier, at Traughber Middle School. Reminiscent of sangria, this punch is full of fresh fruit that you can spoon out of the glass when the liquid is gone. It's great for an informal barbeque or a sit down dinner, like Matt's chicken piccata. The citrus flavors compliment each other.

Liv and Belle were invited to do a cooking demo and book signing at Traughber and the students there put together the "Taste of Traughber Cookbook" as a gift. We chose 5 recipes that made up a complete meal. But there are lots and lots more! Our thanks to Courvosier, all the other students who participated and to Ms. Loretta Burke their teacher who organized the event. Great job!

{Makes 6-8 servings of dressing}

You'll need:

  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 4 cups grape juice
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced
  • 1/2 orange, sliced
  • 1 small apple or peach cut into thin wedges
  • 4 cups of ice cubes
  • Club soda

Equipment:

  • Measuring cups
  • A large pitcher
  • A large spoon
  1. In a large pitcher, combine the sugar, orange juice and grape juice. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.*
  2. Add the lemon, orange and apple slices and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Put ice cubes into 8 glasses.
  4. Pour fruit punch over the ice and spoon some fruit into each glass.
  5. Just before serving, add club soda.

(*Note: We left the extra sugar out and it was still quite sweet. Taste the punch as you assemble it, you can always add the sugar right before pouring it over ice.)