Slushy Southern Fruit Tea Punch


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Whenever I entertain I always like to serve up some Slushy Southern Fruit Tea Punch. That's because when you're a Southern girl, way up here in the Northwest, you gotta keep the Southern traditions and hospitality alive and happening! I've been making Southern Fruit Tea Punch forever. It's always a hit! It's cold and slushy and fun to sip. It takes sweet tea to a new level.
 Dole juice is the star ingredient in this tea. 
 Here's what you need: Photobucket 1 carton of Dole Orange Juice {any flavor, I like Orange~Pineapple & Bananas} 
1 can of Dole Pineapple frozen concentrate juice 
6 family size tea bags 
2 cups sugar {you can substitute with Splenda or Stevia} 
1 2-liter ginger ale 
Begin by brewing the tea. Photobucket Let the tea steep for awhile so it's strong. Make sure it's still warm so it dissolves the sugar. Photobucket Photobucket Pour sugar in a plastic container with lid. Pour the warm tea over sugar to dissolve. 
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Now take the Dole juice. Photobucket Pour frozen concentrate into tea mix. Photobucket Add carton of juice. Stir it up mixing with tea. Photobucket Seal with plastic lid. Photobucket Place in freezer along with ginger ale. Photobucket Let the ginger ale and tea mix freeze until slushy. You can freeze the tea punch over night and take it out 30 minutes or so before serving to get slushy. Don't let the ginger ale freeze. The ginger ale should just be slushy. Have a glass pitcher ready. Photobucket Sit the glass pitcher in fridge to get cold. When the fruit tea is slushy it's ready to pour up. Photobucket Scoop out slushy fruit tea into chilled glass pitcher. Photobucket Pour slushy ginger ale over slushy fruit tea.
WARNING: Be careful opening ginger ale that has been freezing. Once I was hosting a dinner party and the ginger ale exploded in my face when I was unscrewing the top. Seriously. It made the most gigantic~explosive sound. Everyone came running in the kitchen. I swear I didn't know if I still had eyeballs. Plus, it exploded all over a $300 white sweater. Trust me. Be gentle opening up frozen ginger ale. Don't say I didn't warn you. Photobucket There you have it!
Slushy Southern Fruit Tea Punch Photobucket If you make this once, you'll make it over and over again.
Try it! You're going to love it!
ENJOY the party!
xo

12 comments:

  1. What the what? I am in LOVE!! This sounds so delish!! I must make it...today! Thank you for sharing. Mmmmmmmmmmm

    xo
    H

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  2. This looks so good...very refreshing! I made your cucumber dip and it was such a hit, it is going to be a staple at my get-togethers! Thanks so much!

    XO,
    Jane

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  3. and I'm thinking that adding bourbon to the mixture would make this quite a dangerous libation!!! with all the back to school talk--I am so glad that you are still celebrating summer!! I hate to see it go!

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  4. I love slushy drinks! This looks like a perfect way to sip away the remaining days of Summer...
    xo

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  5. Thanks for this great recipe...I'm missing Nashville & this is just what I needed. Love your blog T! Cheryl Ann

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  6. This sounds like a fantastic punch for a party or just a hot summer day!

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  7. that sounds so refreshing! great for a party!

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  8. This looks right up my alley!!! Love it, Teresa!

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  9. I love a good thirst quencher! Looks delicious!

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  10. Perfectly cool summer drink! Thanks for sharing it!

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  11. I love the tea, but most important ~ I LOVE the blog facelift.
    A great clean look + soooo pretty (like you!!)
    Congrats Teresa, I know how much work this is.
    Such a great change :) XO

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  12. Hi Teresa! I miss you sweet friend! xo I have been so bad about visiting blogs lately and just popped over to yours and am LOVING the new look! Can't wait to see everything and I am so excited about Bags by Bloom! I'm thinking of you! Big hugs!! -E

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