Pack a Punch
What’s more traditional than a punch, especially when served in the family punch bowl with delicate crystal cups? Leave it to hostess extraordinaire Kimberly Schlegel Whitman to have penned Parties Around a Punch Bowl ($16/Amazon), a collection of classics for all occasions. Here, she shares her peach tea punch recipe.
Peach Tea (makes 25 servings)
7 bags peach tea, brewed
2 cups sugar
1 liter sparking lemonade
1 liter ginger ale
Peach tea ice cubes
Sliced peaches for garnish
After brewing the tea, stir in sugar until it dissolves; let the tea cool completely.
Into your punch bowl, pour the cooled tea, lemonade, and ginger ale.
Add peach tea ice cubes.
Garnish with beautiful peach slices if desired.
Ladle punch into cups and serve.