Traditional Jamaican Kids' Fruit Punch

By Candice Coleman
Fresh fruits like limes and oranges can give Jamaican fruit punch its kick.
Fresh fruits like limes and oranges can give Jamaican fruit punch its kick.

What party is complete without Jamaican fruit punch? The delicious secret behind this fruity drink is its flexibility -- add in Jamaican rum or other alcohol for the adults and omit the alcohol for the kids. Whether your children love drinking Jamaican fruit punch as a snack, or look forward to it at family parties, it can certainly satisfy tyke's sweet tooth. There are numerous ways to make this treat for a real punch of flavor!

Fresh Fruit Jamaican Punch

Your little one is likely to jump for joy when he tastes this fresh fruit Jamaican fruit punch. In a pitcher, stir together 1 cup of guava nectar, 1 cup of pineapple juice, 3/4 cup of orange juice and 1/4 cup of lime juice. Slice orange and lime slices to decorate glasses and serve. If you're in a pinch for time, use bottled juices instead of fresh-squeezed juice. Fill punch glasses with pineapple slices for an additional burst of flavor. You can add a few tablespoons of lemon-lime soda for a stronger taste.

Banana Jamaican Fruit Punch

You'll need to plug in the blender for this slushy take on Jamaican fruit punch. Put 1 tablespoon sugar, a medium banana, 3/4 cup of grenadine, 3/4 cup of pineapple juice and 3/4 cup of orange juice into a blender. Pulse, slowly adding ice until you reach the consistency you desire. Pour into glasses and drink up, but not too quickly -- no one enjoys brain freeze!

Cherry-Pineapple Jamaican Punch

There's plenty of fruit juice in a cherry-pineapple Jamaican drink! In a blender, puree 2 cups of pineapple juice, 2 cups of apple juice, 2 cups of cherry juice, 3/4 cup of orange juice, 3/4 cup of club soda and 2 cups of mashed bananas. Add ice cubes and a lime slice to adorn each glass. Let the kids drink up!

Simple Jamaican Punch

There's no need to purchase several fruits, containers or fruit juices for Jamaican punch. Simply fill a punch bowl with 6 cups of strawberry-flavored syrup, 2 cups of lemon or lime juice (or both) and 8 cups of water. Pour the water in slowly and test the punch for taste; stop adding water when you're happy with the punch's flavor. You can also substitute lemon and lime juices for lemon-lime soda. Stir up the punch and garnish each tyke's glass with fruit.

About the Author

Candice Coleman worked in the public school system as a middle school and high school substitute teacher. In addition to teaching, she is also a tutor for high school and college students.