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Firecracker Punch (Fourth of July punch recipe) in blue jars with straws

Firecracker Punch

Firecracker Punch is a fruity punch with a bang thanks to cinnamon imperial candies. Instructions to spike the punch for adult-only enjoyment. Have all ingredients pre-chilled for fast assembly and serving.  Recipe can be multiplied keeping the proportions the same.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Fourth of July drink recipe, Punch recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 cups (may be multiplied using same ingredient proportions)
Calories 134 kcal
Author Toni Dash

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Cherry Cider , naturally-flavored*
  • 1 cup Peach Nectar , naturally-flavored*
  • ½ cup Lime Juice , freshly squeezed (approximately 4 limes)+
  • 12 ounces Ginger Ale (1 can), chilled
  • 50 Baking Cinnamon Imperials** (about ¾ of a bottle; found with the baking supplies)
  • OPTIONAL: Lemon-Infused Vodka

Instructions

  1. Combine the juice and cinnamon imperials. Stir until the imperials have fully dissolved. Add the Ginger Ale before serving. Note: to speed up punch readiness, have juices chilled before combining with the rest of the ingredients.

To Make ‘Adult-Only’: Add 1 1/2 cups Lemon-flavored vodka (homemade or purchased). One and one half ounce to two ounces per 1 cup serving.

Recipe Notes

*I used Knudsen brand all natural juices finding them to the have the most authentic flavor with no added unnatural ingredients.

+*Tip*: to extract more juice from citrus fruit, put them in the microwave at high for 10 seconds before juicing them.

**Red Hots candy could also be substituted though they may be stronger in heat. I would suggest starting at about half the quantity, stirring until dissolved then adding more if desired. My kids also suggested Atomic Bombs or Fireballs but I fear that would blow the roof off the heat!

Nutrition Facts
Firecracker Punch
Amount Per Serving
Calories 134
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 17mg1%
Potassium 241mg7%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 115IU2%
Vitamin C 8.3mg10%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.