Lightened-Up Raspberry Coconut Punch
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Summertime refreshment at its finest.
This punch goes so down easily that you’ll find yourself looking for a refill in no time.
I was trying to think of something new to make on a warm evening when I spotted a nearly forgotten about bottle of sweet-and-sour mix in my fridge. Only 10 calories for 8 ounces which helps keep the punch from becoming a total empty-calorie delight, which most punches are.
Light sweet-and-sour mix, paired with light raspberry-pomegranate vodka, Malibu, and a drizzle of grenadine, is all that’s needed for a sweet-and-tangy, mildly fruity drink with faint coconut undertones. There’s just enough coconut to lend a tropical, summertime, warm weather vibe without it being overly pronounced.
For the photos, I kept ice out of the glasses and drizzled the grenadine into each glass for a gradient effect. Seeing that fade makes me thirsty.
Once you stir in the grenadine, you lose the gradient but the mixture turns a gorgeous shade of pinky-peach, and the color alone will lure anyone in.
You can serve this punchbowl-style or go fancier and serve it in martini glasses. Either way, there’s a whole lot of pucker going on.
The punch is tart and tangy, not overly sweet thanks to the sour mix, and packs a stronger punch than you’d suspect.
But don’t all punches. Hence, their name.
Punch like this is just another reason I love summer.
- To a large bowl or large glass, add the sweet-and-sour, vodka, Malibu, and stir to combine.
- Drizzle in the grenadine and leave unstirred for a gradient effect, or stir in for a pinky-peach uniform color.
- Optionally, garnish the punchbowl or each glass with raspberries.
- Add ice to glasses and serve; or go ice-less and serve in chilled martini glasses. Recipe is intended for those for whom alcohol use is legal and appropriate. Always drink responsibly.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 393Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 428mgCarbohydrates: 80gFiber: 8gSugar: 46gProtein: 3g
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