A quick punch recipe which is ideal for showers is sherbet punch. This punch is made combining 1/2 gallon of sherbet, 64 ounces of pineapple juice, and 2 liters of ginger ale or lemon-lime soda.
All ingredients can be added together and make a creamy and sweet punch. The sherbet should be slightly soft before mixing into the punch bowl.
Another good non-alcoholic punch recipe is sparkling punch. This is made by combining 4 cups of white cranberry juice, a thawed 12-ounce can of pink frozen lemonade and 1 quart of club soda. This drink is served chilled and can be garnished with a sprig of mint.
A good tip for keeping punch cold is to freeze some of the punch in ice trays. The frozen punch can then be added to the punch bowl without diluting the punch. Small pieces of fruit can be added to the punch for a decorative and colorful touch. Dried cherries, cranberries, pineapple and orange slices and mint sprigs work are ideal garnishments.
Champagne is the type of alcoholic drink most often added to punch. The carbonation of champagne and sweet taste go well with most punch recipes. Sparkling wine can also be used and are a less-expensive option to champagne.