Tuesday, May 8, 2012

(Real, Actual) Hawaiian Guava Punch

So, it's not Monday.  Also, I haven't updated in a few months.

You know the secret to regularly updating a blog? Not overwhelming yourself with a metric crap-ton of other unrelated things.  And that's exactly what I did. I started a blog then overwhelmed myself with everything else.

Also, I typically wouldn't use my phone to take blog-worthy photos. My "real" camera wasn't available at the time I made this tasty punch so you're getting an iPhone picture (and you're going to like it. So there!).

Hawaiian Guava Punch

This isn't the overly sweet red stuff you might have drank as a child; this is real punch.  Like, the type of punch that can be served at parties with (or without) alcohol. It's adult-beverage worthy.

I made this for an office party, and since most workplaces prohibit imbibing alcoholic beverages on campus, this is the alcohol free version.  However, I bet this punch would taste awesome with rum. 

2 cans guava nectar (I located mine in the Hispanic and Latino food section of my local grocery)
2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
1 cup orange juice
3/4 cups lemonade
1 bottle ginger ale
2 tablespoons of grenadine syrup 
orange wedges and tiny paper umbrellas for garnish

1. Chill all ingredients overnight. If at all possible. You don't want to water down the punch by adding a ton of ice after mixing.
2. Pour guava nectar, pineapple juice, orange juice, lemonade, and ginger ale in a large punch bowl or dispenser.  Mix well.
3. Add grenadine syrup. DO NOT STIR. This gives your punch the pretty tequila sunrise inspired gradient.
4. Add garnishes and ice to cups, serve, and enjoy!

Helpful Hint: Bendy straws will allow you to sip this beverage without accidentally poking your eye with the umbrella garnish.

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