One of Test Kitchen pro and Hey Y'all host Ivy Odom's go-to treats growing up was Kool-Aid Blue Raspberry Lemonade mix. Ivy says that her Mama only let her buy the blue drink mix "on a few occasions, like when we stocked up for our annual Fourth of July beach vacation." This Fourth of July, Ivy is serving up a patriotic punch that channels the sweet-tart flavor of her favorite childhood drink, without any artificial dyes or flavors.
The holiday calls for a very special treat; take your barbecue to the next level this year with a patriotic punch that guests will rave about. "Although my Firecracker Punch won't give you a blue tongue, the recipe is my all-natural grown-up version of that classic summer drink. It's sweet, tart, slightly effervescent, and sure to please both old and young." This 4th of July punch is non-alcoholic, making it the perfect family-friendly barbecue beverage. Adults can feel free to spike their punch with a splash of vodka or gin. When making the punch, be sure to sift the berry powder, which gets rid of any large pieces or seeds. We suggest serving it with our Crispy Cereal-and-Berry Bars for the ultimate pairing.
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