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Cherry Party Punch Recipe

Easy Cherry Party Punch is a fun & festive party drink that everyone goes crazy over! Simple to make & has a fantastic sweet cherry flavor.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Beverage, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: party punch
Servings: 30


  • 2 cups cold water + enough ice to measure 3 cups
  • 1.5 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 10- oz jar maraschino cherries + juice
  • 1 TBSP vanilla extract
  • 1 TBSP almond extract
  • 2 2- liters Cherry 7-Up soda
  • whipped cream & additional cherries for topping
  • 2 quart sized freezer bags


  • Using a 4 cup measuring cup, measure out 2 cups cold water. Add ice cubes until you've reached 3 cups. Pour into a blender.
  • Add sugar, cherries with juice and extracts. Blend 2-3 minutes, until mixture is smooth.
  • Transfer mixture to the quart sized bags, adding 2.5 cups of syrup per bag. Freeze at least 4-6 hours.
  • When ready to serve, remove bags of slush from the freezer and massage. Pour into a punch bowl. Add soda to bowl. Gently stir to break apart clumps. Serve, topped with whipped cream and a cherry.


15 minutes active prep time ~ 4-6 hours freezing time required