Sparkling Orange Slush is a fun and easy party punch recipe that everyone can enjoy! With bursting citrus flavors in every refreshing glass, this punch is fabulous for weddings, dances, holidays, and more!
Party season is upon us! There’s something special about this orange slush recipe that just makes everyone gravitate toward it at the buffet table. It’s easy to make and both kids and adults love it. The recipe came from my husband’s grandmother who used to serve it at weddings. Yep- it’s that good! So serve it up at your next get together and you may quickly become known orange punch maker and asked it bring the drinks to every party from now on.
What Is Sparkling Orange Slush?
It’s a unique combination of orange soda, orange slices, orange juice, along with extracts, water, and more. Honestly, it’s too much work to describe it all. It’s best to try it for yourself and see. This is a fabulous punch recipe that can not be described by mere words alone. Everything about it is simple, but every sip makes you feel fancy and happy. Try it soon and you’ll see exactly what I mean!
Sparkling Orange Slush Ingredients
-Water: With 1 cup of water we can dissolve the sugar so it doesn’t affect the punch texture.
-Sugar: We need 1 cup of sugar to help us sweeten this punch and make our punch slushie.
-Ice Water: 1 cup of this cold water will help us to make our own slush later.
-Orange Juice: With real orange juice (use your favorite brand) we can add more refreshing orange.
-Roses Lemon Juice: We just need 1/4 cup of Roses lemon juice to help add a little diversity in the citrus flavors.
-Extracts: We need 2 teaspoons of Almond extract and 1 teaspoon of Almond extract to help add a small amount of flavor to the punch that pairs great with everything else we have going on.
-Orange Soda: The carbonation of the sodas will help to give us the “sparkling” part of the fruit punch, we will need about 6 cans of Orange soda per punch bowl.
-Orange Slices: Used for garnish and totally optional, but serving up a glass of sparkling punch with a citrus ring on the rim is just another way to scream fancy and fun. Plus it doubles as a tasty snack.
How to Make Sparkling Orange Slush
In a medium sized glass bowl, or in a large measuring cup, combine 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar.
Microwave on high for 2-4 minutes until the mixture beings to boil.
Whisk the sugar water to dissolve the sugar and then add in 1 cup of ice water, the orange juice, and the lemon juice.
Stir until the ice cubes have melted.
Add in your vanilla and almond extract.
Transfer the mixture to a gallon sized freezer bag and freeze for at least 3-4 hours, but preferably overnight.
Make sure to lay the bag flat so that the mixture freezes more uniformly.
Right before serving your punch, remove the bag of slush from the freezer and gently break it up into smaller pieces.
The mixture won’t freeze solid, so it’s easy to press, fold, and knead the bag with your hands.
Pour the slush into a medium sized punch bowl.
Pour the orange soda on top of the slush. Break up larger slush pieces with a fork.
Give the punch a light stir.
Top with orange slices for garnish and serve.
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup ice water
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 2 tsp almond extract
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 6 cans orange soda
- orange slices for garnish if desired
- Combine 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in a medium sized glass bowl or measuring cup.
- Microwave on high for 2-4 minutes, until mixture begins to boil.
- Whisk to dissolve sugar and add 1 cup of ice water, orange juice and lemon juice. Stir until ice cubes are melted.
- Add in extracts.
- Transfer mixture to a gallon sized freezer bag and freeze for at least 3-4 hours, preferably overnight. Make sure to lay the bag flat so that the mixture freezes in a uniform shape!
- Right before serving, remove the bag of frozen slush from the freezer and gently break up into smaller pieces. The mixture doesn't freeze solid, so it's easy to gently press and fold the bag with your hands to break the mixture up.
- Pour slush into a medium sized punch bowl. Pour orange soda on top of the slush mixture, gently piercing larger pieces with a fork to break apart. Give it a light stir and serve, topped with sliced oranges.
What orange sodas can be used for this punch recipe?
You can use regular or diet varieties of 7-Up, Sunkist soda, or even Sunkist Ten. This soda punch recipe is very versatile! Try it with your favorite citrus soda and you really can’t go wrong.
How to make ice water
This recipe requests 1 cup of ice water. To make this, simply place a few ice cubes (3 or 4 is good) into a measuring cup and add cold water to the measuring line. Then let sit one minute to chill and you’re good to go!
How to make this orange punch recipe for the holidays
This is already a great Christmas punch recipe, but you can make each glass look a little more festive with a simple garnish change. Take a few sugared cranberries and stab them through a toothpick. Rest the toothpick over the top of each glass full of nonalcohol orange punch and watch how fast it goes from good to great.
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Sparkling orange punch is an easy orange punch recipe that you’re going to want to take with you to the next party! Serve it up and watch it become a quick favorite with your friends and family.