Cottontail Punch

I don’t usually post on the weekend but there was one more recipe from the party this past week that  I just have to share with you………………
Cottontail Punch. It is simple, refreshing and whenever I serve it, I am almost always asked for the recipe. This punch is a bit of a chameleon – you see it isn’t always called Cottontail Punch; its name is dependent on the time of year. During the holiday season, I float some fresh cranberries and seasonal citrus fruit and call it Reindeer Punch. I mean would you serve Cottontail Punch at Christmas time?!? Not me, it would sound a bit……. well just a bit silly, and I would NEVER want to be considered silly!

Seriously, this punch is delicious no matter what you call it or when you serve it! I found the recipe many years ago in Southern Living and I honestly can’t remember what they called it – I do know it’s like an old friend around our house – always welcome!


Cottontail Punch, or whatever you want to call it, is delicious served along with a meal but also makes a wonderful, refreshing beverage for a party served in a large punch bowl. I like to add fresh fruit and fresh mint – it makes a lovely presentation. If you want a little flavor change, try it with raspberry lemonade or limeade, both quite delicious!

Cottontail Punch

6 cups peach-flavored white grape juice
12 ounces frozen lemonade
1 liter bottle club soda or gingerale
6 ounces frozen lemonade, for lemonade ice cubes


1. For lemonade ice cubes, prepare lemonade according to directions.. Pour into ice cube trays. Freeze 8 hours.

2. Stir together first 3 ingredients in a large container; add lemonade ice cubes

NOTES : Instead of ice cubes, you can make a ring out of the lemonade to float in the punch.

From Southern LivingPRINTABLE RECIPE

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