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#1 of 6 Old 12-11-2012, 12:52 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hope you guys can help. We were planning to do a "sprinkle" brunch for one of the moms in our playgroup and most of the kids got sick. Meanwhile I purchased tons of oranges to do fresh squeezed juice and the rescheduled party will now be in the afternoon. Thinking I can just do a punch, but want it to be as natural and low sugar as possible. Not finding any great recipes that don't include sherbet, sugary soda etc.

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Super simple punch

 * Fresh squeezed orange juice

 * Club soda or seltzer 

Add sugar or honey to taste

 

Slightly more complex punch

 * Fresh squeezed orange juice

 * Cranberry juice to give it a redder color

 * Club soda or seltzer 

Add sugar or honey to taste

 

For extra fancy touch - slice a couple of the oranges in rounds and then freeze. Use in the punch in place of ice-cubes.
 

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You can also make a mojo marinade for a chicken with so many oranges.  If they're not sour oranges, just don't add the sugar the recipe calls for.  Yum.


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Thank you!! I'll try the one with the cranberry next time. Wound up making a similar punch I found when I just googled a couple of times.

8 cups of fresh squeezed OJ

1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice

1/2 cup of fresh lime juice 

7 cups of sparkling water 

Added a small can of pineapple juice to sweeten.

Came out great. 

Think I'll try just sweetening with honey next time.

 

Thanks again for your reply

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Have some left over. Good idea. Thank you

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just for your family try OJ with carrot juice and ginger. dd loves this. 


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