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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
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 cups (may be multiplied using same ingredient proportions)
Calories 134kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 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


  • Combine the juice and cinnamon imperials. Stir until the imperials have fully dissolved.
  • Add the Ginger Ale before serving.

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.


    *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!
    Note: to speed up punch readiness, have juices chilled before combining with the rest of the ingredients


    Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 241mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.9mg