In Memory Of Karen Nicole Smith, 1972 - 2016

Non alcoholic citrus punch.

A punch with no booze? Yup! This one can be enjoyed by the entire family. But for those wild “fete” nights, be sure to add your favorite rum or whiskey (make sure it’s a cheap whisky though, so you’re not wasting it).

You’ll need…

* 3 cups apple juice or sweet cider
* 2 cups orange juice
* 1 cup pineapple juice
* 1 6-ounce frozen lemonade or limeade concentrate
* 2 quarts ginger ale
* 4 cups ice cubes
* Thinly sliced oranges, lemons, or limes, and mint leaves, for garnish


1. In a large bowl, combine apple, orange, and pineapple juices and frozen lemonade or limeade. Stir to combine thoroughly.

2. Slowly stir in ginger ale and ice cubes. Garnish with citrus slices and mint. Serve immediately.

If you really want to add an island flair to this tasty beverage, add a dash of Angostura bitters.


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  1. Melvina Spooner
    March 19, 2021 / 3:38 pm

    We are caribbeans (although my wife does not consider herself one because she is Panamanian) and we do not know Rum Punch w/o liquor. We always put the bomb (130 proof and better) in it

  2. Deirdre Carasco-Smirh
    May 22, 2020 / 5:09 pm

    This sounds delicious. If my feet were not killing me, I would walk to the corner store to get the three ingredients I am missing. I once, about three New s ago, brought a rum punch from a recipe from Caribbean Pot- I beat out everyone, and I am talking about dune cooks and wine connoisseurs. Please publish it again. That was great!

  3. Mike
    February 17, 2019 / 5:58 pm

    Note pineapple and its juice tend to aggravate varicose veins and hemorrhoids so think before including it.

  4. Karma
    January 7, 2019 / 12:50 pm

    This is a year long drink anytime
    Thank you

  5. Rosemary
    May 1, 2018 / 8:50 am

    I thought that I was getting a cookbook from you guys??? Because it was Free yes so if I have said it all ready where is The Book

    • Rosa
      March 18, 2019 / 11:02 am

      It says that it is a newsletter

    • Tasha Brown
      October 15, 2020 / 9:35 am

      You get the newsletter free, emails with links for recipes. You have to order the cookbook, I just received mine after I ordered it. Very inexpensive for a lot of amazing recipes.

  6. Rosemary
    May 1, 2018 / 8:49 am

    I thought that I was getting a cookbook from you guys??? Because it was Free yes

  7. September 14, 2017 / 12:27 am

    This will be one of drinks for Christmas, for my friends who do not consume alcohol.

    Thank you very much

  8. Dianne
    June 27, 2017 / 12:06 pm

    Hi Chris
    Great recipe as usual. Always looking forward to something special and you deliver each time.

  9. Clara
    February 28, 2016 / 6:17 pm

    Chris, all your recipes are awesome man. Just told my neighbor about your website and I am gonna keep on telling people about Caribbean Pot.

  10. Gary
    November 12, 2015 / 7:32 pm

    Hi Chris, beautiful combination of fruits, I will have to try it before I can comment. On another point, I recently had some ripe plantains on hand but I am tired of frying them, what other preparation can you suggest. Thanks Gary.

    • Marlene Alexander
      October 17, 2016 / 1:23 pm

      You can slice the ripe plantains put on greased baking sheet sprinkle with some brown sugar and ground cinnamon and bake. Very delicious and healthy

  11. Noreen
    June 29, 2015 / 12:17 pm

    Thanks Chris, I will try this drink, especially its summer and its hot out here in Jamaica.

  12. June 1, 2015 / 10:49 pm

    Hi definitely I will make this as soon I bay the ingredients it looks very refreshing

  13. November 30, 2014 / 4:28 am

    Where can one get sorrel? Victoria does not have a West Indian store.

  14. November 10, 2014 / 3:40 am

    hi chris,
    This recipe is worth a try. I agree a bit of angostura bitters will make it taste better. the updated site is great, I love it. makes it easier for us to store our favorite recipes and to print out recipes so we don’t have to take the computer into the kitchen. May God continually bless you, your family and “helpers” or “backers”for the work you have done. You made us better cooks. Thanks!

  15. September 13, 2014 / 12:19 am

    This fruit drink is very refreshing.
    I suppose adding a dash of angostura bitters makes it even tastier.

  16. Shelley
    July 21, 2014 / 10:48 am

    Nice and refreshing

  17. May 19, 2014 / 5:59 am

    this recipe is great i love it.

  18. May 19, 2014 / 5:58 am

    this recipe is great i love.

  19. Kennolah
    April 9, 2014 / 10:56 am

    Hello chris it a refreshing punch that I will try, this mix come just in time for the heat we are having thanks.

  20. Hayley Green
    March 10, 2014 / 1:50 pm

    I haven’t tried this yet but I assume its good, looking at all the positive comments. I am certainly going back to this website

  21. February 26, 2014 / 10:26 am

    i love this punch but my dad adds ginger instead of ginger ale

  22. Michelle
    January 11, 2014 / 1:47 pm

    Hi Chris, thank you for all the recipes I appreciated them, especialy the punch recipe. Thank you once more. From my heart God bless you!

  23. Lisa Gibbons-Furlongue
    November 18, 2013 / 12:55 pm

    Will use it for the holidays,thanks again.

  24. November 16, 2013 / 7:35 am

    Thanks for the recipe it will do good for the holidays.

  25. Norma
    October 20, 2013 / 8:03 pm

    Chris! My brother you rock!!!! I love eee your recepies.. Non comparable.

  26. yolande quimpert
    October 15, 2013 / 1:47 pm

    hello, thanks chris, will certainly try.

  27. Leslian
    October 7, 2013 / 11:43 am

    thanks for this recipe i always wanted the non alcholic version of fruit punch and with the bitters yu dont miss the alcohol taste.

  28. Brenda
    September 23, 2013 / 7:39 pm

    Hi Chris,
    Thanks for this recipe. I am going to make this for our
    next family get-together. Whats nice is that if some wants to
    add alcohol they can add some to their own glass, like a splash
    of rum or some vodka…..

  29. Jessica
    July 22, 2013 / 11:39 am

    This really is a splendid recipe. Children and adults love it. I was first introduced to a variation of this punch when I did work for a museum in Massachusetts. It was used in its non-alcoholic form at museum functions because it doesn't stain the way a red punch would thereby keeping the museum collection, rugs and flooring relatively safe from harm. The only variations I can offer would be to (1) add apricot or other light fruit nectar, (2) float orange, lemon or lime sherbert in the punch, and / or (3) make an ice ring with sliced oranges, lemons and / or limes and maraschino cherries for an additional pop of color to keep it chilled. The only challenge this punch presents is making enough so everyone can have seconds or thirds or fourths! Amazing that children who are skeptical about punch keep coming back for more. Very, very refreshing! Thank you for sharing the recipe so others can enjoy it!

  30. Juliet Charles
    June 10, 2013 / 9:57 am

    Thanks Chris, I like this non alcoholic beverage. I'm going to try it today . Keep them coming.

  31. Le Thanh
    May 8, 2013 / 10:29 am

    Thank you for your new recipe but in our country it's very difficult to buy materials to make food according to your recipe! My family loves all the recipes which you have sent to me!

  32. Elizabeth
    March 17, 2013 / 6:44 am

    Hi, thanks for the recipe my kids will definitely have fun making it this summer.

  33. murielfay
    February 9, 2013 / 5:32 am

    For us Brits, can you give the quantities in pints / litres as well as quarts, please? Thank you

  34. la gringa loca
    January 31, 2013 / 11:43 am

    Thanks for this recipe. Now I have a request for another one. I ear that in St. Martin they make some sort of "drink" from ambarella. It involves soaking it in rum. In the Virgin Islands we make guavaberry rum for Christmas and I am wondering if the drink they make in St. Martin is similar. I've "transplanted" to South Floriday and have a "June Plum" as it is often called here in my yard. Do you – or anyone else have a recipe?

  35. Tricia
    December 16, 2012 / 5:00 pm

    Will definately add a little som somet'n for my taste lol.

  36. Michelle
    December 12, 2012 / 7:26 pm

    I don't drink alcohol so this is just grrrreat stuff for me and i will definitely try it……..

  37. Tishel
    November 13, 2012 / 9:30 pm

    Instead of makin ice cubes wit water I use juice so it don't get water down wen the ice melts

  38. melanie
    October 15, 2012 / 4:19 am

    I tried this recipe with a few slivers of ginger julienned. Also, used light versions of juices, diet ginger ale and a splash of triple sec orange liquer to get that kick…it was a great hit at my last "just for fun" gathering. Thanks Chris!

  39. CBee
    September 12, 2012 / 3:57 pm

    Don't forget to make a passion fruit recipe too!

  40. Greg Wofford
    September 7, 2012 / 6:42 pm

    Sounds like a great recipe and will try it as soon as I gather the ingredients. I am probably just missing it but how do I get a printable version of recipe. I do not want multiple pages of comments etc just the recipe. Some guidance would be appreciated. Thanks

  41. Krystle
    July 31, 2012 / 9:15 am

    I'm going to make this at the party I'm going too yummm thanks Chris

  42. July 27, 2012 / 5:26 am

    I wouid love a great recipe for trinidad rum punch , I know it not a traditional drink for the summer , but when is a wrong time for rum?…..

  43. Tracey Hicks
    July 27, 2012 / 5:22 am

    I waould a grat recipe fro Trinidad rum punch I know it not traditional the time of year to have such a thing , Itnever a bad time for rum…..

  44. Anne Emtage
    June 18, 2012 / 7:29 pm

    I was looking for a recipe for a non alcoholic punch last Christmas, even bought the punch bowl….however I will be filling it with your delicious punch this Christmas…thanks very much…

  45. June 15, 2012 / 5:53 pm

    I would like a good Trini rum punch recipe, anyone out here have an awesome one?

    June 3, 2012 / 2:21 pm


  47. Lee Hatfield
    May 28, 2012 / 4:54 pm

    Thanks so much for this recipe, this will go down well at church functions.It is
    soooo good.

  48. leonile murray
    May 25, 2012 / 6:35 am

    Hi Chris, Who won the recipe book? Do you have more to offer? yea, yea!

  49. eudora
    May 15, 2012 / 9:55 pm

    Thanks Chris. Always looking for a great punch. Will certainly try this one for my next get together. Love your cooking. Eudora

  50. bob
    May 1, 2012 / 1:54 pm

    you all have no lives like seriously go to a reasturant if you want something dont waste ur time trying to cook you fail at life so go die:) or just smoke some ganja and get wasted:)

  51. bob
    May 1, 2012 / 1:52 pm

    you all have no lives to sit here on the computer adn look for these fucking recepies!!! get a life go get laid and smoke some ganja:)

  52. bob
    May 1, 2012 / 1:49 pm

    your all queers

  53. Alan
    January 19, 2012 / 1:04 pm

    You do not have to "spice this up" Just use hard alcoholic cider and real ginger ale (alcoholic) and you should end up with an 8 per cent or so drink that will keep you going on long summer evenings! Ideally, make your own cider and ginger ale – then you will escape all the chemicals which are what really gives you the morning after feeling.

  54. babd
    January 15, 2012 / 1:56 pm

    Definately a must try

  55. AJAI'
    January 12, 2012 / 7:16 am

    This sounds so good I am gonna try it this Friday. Wow I love every single thing that is put into this punch.

  56. Joanne
    December 3, 2011 / 11:01 am

    gotta try this

  57. judy ali
    November 10, 2011 / 5:45 pm

    this is a must try sounds good

  58. David Reynolds
    September 10, 2011 / 6:07 pm

    This was really good as it is, but is also tasty with a good black [not dark; black] rum. I used Cruzan.

  59. Allyson
    August 21, 2011 / 7:18 pm

    Hey Chris love your recipes some are new and some bring back great memories. I have introduced a whole lot of "foodies" and novice chefs onto your web site they love the details photos.

    I learned to make peanut punch with the same ingredientsbut the method involves boiling the milk,then adding the peanut butter,and using a swizzle stick and giving it a good swizzle,this is done on medium heat after the milk is boiling,cool and add crushed ice,I like this method cause it last longer in the fridge and I don't get the separation as the cold preparation,so I make two litres at a time.

  60. Abraham
    May 26, 2011 / 10:25 am

    I blended about half of the ginger ale with about 3 inches of fresh ginger, then strained it and mix it all up…. it really spiffs it up…. I will try to ferment the mixture for one day, without the fruits except for the sweet apple cider pluss adding a bit of natural cane sugar. This hopefully will give it a punch… Thanks for the motivation to move into my kitchen lab.

  61. Anna K
    March 1, 2011 / 12:52 am

    I think a little coconut flavoured rum will make the adults happy.

  62. Jen
    October 12, 2010 / 11:06 am

    yummy! can't wait to try it!

  63. diane hutchinson
    August 17, 2010 / 12:31 pm

    Interesting,will try it with the angostura bitters but i definitely will leave out the alcohol!

  64. June 10, 2010 / 2:49 am

    I am glad that you highlighted the bitters. That is actually what I would pull from the cupboard first out of force of habit. I wonder what it would be like to use a non-traditional base in substitution of apple juice/cider. Maybe a pommecythere filter juice or even the new cane juices that are available on the market. You have all of the essential elements though.

    • June 17, 2010 / 2:01 am

      Love the ideas you just threw at me.. will definitely give one of those suggestions a try

  65. February 1, 2010 / 5:05 pm

    im definely gonna try this one

  66. Marlan
    January 4, 2010 / 10:06 pm

    this recipe sounds very interesting and refreshing but i think alcohol would definitely give it the kick it deserves. so i will try it but with alcohol.

    • June 17, 2010 / 2:01 am

      After you give the kids their share.. "spice" it up a bit.

  67. Ashworth
    October 14, 2009 / 2:17 pm

    I will try this recipe for Thanksgiving…making two batches…with and without!

  68. October 8, 2009 / 7:55 am

    re: Stephanie (lunches). That there is the question for the ages. We’ve struggled to keep our girls happy with their lunches. They’ve come to hate anything with cold-cuts (sandwiches) and now it seems we’re heading that way with peanut butter and jams. The hurdle we face is keeping the excited with the stuff we pack and making it nutricious as well.

    re: Yanique. Do share your version with us when you have some time.

    happy cooking

    .-= Chris De La Rosa´s last blog ..How to make green Mango Chutney. =-.

  69. Stephanie
    October 5, 2009 / 5:05 pm


    any suggestions for making quick lunches for my 4 year old to take to school.

  70. Stephanie
    October 5, 2009 / 5:03 pm

    This sounds really easy. Will give it a try

  71. ella
    September 30, 2009 / 8:42 am

    I will surely try out this one.

  72. nickesha
    September 29, 2009 / 5:15 pm

    this one is interesting n i am definately going to try it on z weekend

  73. September 27, 2009 / 9:48 pm

    I will give this one a try. I am a big fan of easy recipes and I will surely try the rum version.

  74. janice
    July 5, 2009 / 10:18 am

    i love this stuff

  75. May 3, 2009 / 10:20 am

    yum … I’ve been looking for a great punch recipe!

    The pictures look *wonderful*

    Lorraine’s last blog post..Fun Tea Store!

  76. April 30, 2009 / 9:41 pm

    I want the entire punch bowl for myself! 🙂 I’ve bookmarked this to make. Of course you know I am going to make 2 versions, one of which will obviously be loaded with alcohol! 🙂

    Cynthia’s last blog post..Lunch in the Caribbean

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