Q: I've been given the task of providing a non-alcoholic punch for the launch party of a new local magazine. (I'm on the editorial staff, and we're on a very tight budget.) Can you recommend any recipes for a delicious and attractive non-alcoholic punch? Also, can you provide any guidelines for figuring out how much punch to make for x number of guests?
Sent by Amy
Editor: Amy, the first rule of making a party punch is: Make it fizzy! Anything with a bit fizz feels special and fun. As far as planning quantities, this depends on whether there will be other drinks. If there are, I would aim for about 8 ounces per guest. If this is the only drink, I would probably say 16 ounces, with a little extra on the side.
Here are some ideas, too:
• 5 Non-Alcoholic Drinks For Showers Of All Sorts
• Straight Up: Non-Alcoholic Cocktails that Impress
And since it's a holiday party, you could also do this Wassail Punch.
Readers, any ideas for Amy?
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