This sherbet punch is a great addition to parties, potlucks, backyard get-togethers, or baby showers. It's light and refreshing and something you don't find at every event. The fizz is attractive and an attention-getter, and the taste is amazing and inviting. It feels just a little retro and trendy to serve it, which is part of its appeal.
2 liter bottle of ginger ale, Sprite or 7-Up, chilled
2 liter bottle of club soda, chilled
1 frozen can of fruit punch (12 ounce), or pink lemonade, thawed in the refrigerator
1 can of frozen pineapple juice (12 ounce), thawed in the refrigerator
6-8 scoops of raspberry sherbet, or any flavor you have available
Note: if you don't have pineapple juice or fruit punch, 2 cans of frozen pink lemonade will work well, too.
1. Pre-scoop the sherbet and place on a baking dish lined with plastic wrap. Freeze and add it to the punch just before serving, so it remains frozen in the punch for your guests.
2. In a punch bowl, combine 2 juice cans. Pour in Sierra Mist and club soda, and gently stir until combined.
3. Add pineapple slices and raspberries if using the fresh fruit and top with scooped sherbet just before serving. The frozen treat will keep it chilled. Add cold water or ice, if desired, to control how sweet your punch is.
4. Garnish with fresh raspberries or pineapple and fresh mint.