All-time Favorite Party Drink – this Pink Drink recipe (aka Baby Shower Punch) takes a minute to make and is made with 3 ingredients including – pink lemonade dry mix, sprite, & pineapple juice!
We love delicious, refreshing drinks that are kid-friendly!! This version is a classic at parties, showers and holidays. For more favorites, check out: Cherry Limeade and Sprite Lemonade.
Pink punch Recipe
Our family has so many “favorite” recipes… favorite cookies, favorite lasagna, favorite marinade, favorite brownies – you name it! Once we try a recipe we LOVE, we keep it and use it over and over again.
This next recipe is no different. It is, by far, our family’s favorite drink. It doesn’t have an official name so I’m going to call it Pineapple Pink Lemonade Soda (aka the Pink Drink!) We have it at most family functions because it’s easy, it’s SO refreshing, and it is SO yummy. It only requires three ingredients and can be made in a minute, which is also a bonus. 🙂
I can’t remember where we got the recipe because we’ve been having it for years, but I can promise you this – if you try it, you’ll LOVE it! It is so yummy to drink on a hot summer day especially because it is quite refreshing.
Recipe Notes + Variations
Just a few notes about this recipe…
- There’s a measuring scoop that comes with the lemonade can. Don’t use that to measure the powder. Instead use an actual 1 cup measuring cup.
- Do not mix the powder with water as stated on the can. You are only using the lemonade powder.
- If you add the powder last then it will fizz so much that it overflows.
- It can be a little tricky to read the ingredient for sprite on the recipe card. You will need one 2 liter of sprite.
- Make sure pineapple juice and sprite are cold. Starting with cold liquids will reduce the amount of ice you need and in turn reduces how watered down the punch may get.
CHANGE IT UP. We typically use this recipe every time, but I do admit that we’ve changed up the lemonade a few times to try different flavors. Sometimes, we use:
- Regular Yellow Lemonade Mix
- Blue Raspberry Lemonade Mix
- Cherry Limeade Lemonade Mix
The pink lemonade will always be our favorite, but we also love the variety the other lemonade mixes make. 😉
How to Make it a Slushy
Turn this drink into a slushy. It makes a refreshing treat on a hot summer day.
- Mix up the punch recipe or use leftover punch.
- Fill a quart size ziploc with punch. Seal completely. (Not all the punch can fit so you’ll need to work in batches)
- Place the punch bag into a gallon ziploc. Fill it with ice and rock salt. You will need 1tbsp salt for every 11 large ice cubes. Seal the gallon bag closed.
- Shake the bag for 5 minutes or until the punch turns to a slushy texture.
- If it takes much longer than 5 minutes then your ice bag isn’t cold enough. Drain liquid and add more salt and ice.
- Tip: the bag gets pretty cold so I suggest putting on gloves or mittens.
Baby Shower Punch + Making ahead
Any time we make this recipe for functions, I’m always asked what’s in it. After I tell them, someone almost always says “I had this at a baby shower before.” It’s true – it’s super popular for showers, so it’s also known as the baby shower punch. Whatever you call, we promise it will be a hit at your next get together. The flavors and carbonation make it so addicting!
Presentation: This punch looks so delicious and pretty in a glass pitcher, bowl or beverage dispenser. To really make it shine add sliced lemon rounds and pineapple rings. You can even include strawberries, raspberries or cranberries.
Making ahead of time: you can mix the pineapple juice with the lemonade powder and keep it refrigerated for 2-3 days. You can also keep it in the freezer for at least 3 months. Thaw if needed and add the sprite just before serving.
Leftovers: Store leftover punch in the fridge for 2-3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Be aware that the carbonation in the soda will diminish with storage.
For more drinks we love, check out:
Pineapple Pink Lemonade Soda Recipe
- 1 48 oz. can DOLE Pineapple Juice
- 1 cup Pink Lemonade Mix
- 1 2 liter Sprite or 7UP
- Add pineapple juice and lemonade mix to a large pitcher. Right before serving, add Sprite and mix well. Add ice and ENJOY!
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How much ice do I need to add?
The less ice you use, the less watered down the punch will become. So I’d recommend making sure the pineapple juice and sprite are cold so you can use less. Then just add as much ice to the pitcher as you feel you need to keep it cold.
If I don’t have Lemonade mix but have ready-made pink Lemonade how much of it do I add?
You could try using the same amount as the mix. The flavor ratios might be slightly different since you are using a ready-made lemonade, but I imagine it will still taste yummy. You just might have to play around with the amount of lemonade until it is the amount you like.
Hello. About how many 1 cup scoops can you get out out of the 19 Oz can of Pink Lemonade mix?
You should be able to get two full 1 cup scoops with a little leftover.
Love this! I don’t understand those who say it isn’t pink, unless they are using pink lemonade, versus just the pink lemonade MIX. I used Kool-aide brand unsweetened and it balanced well with the sweetness of the pineapple juice.
Love this! I don’t understand those who say it isn’t pink, unless they are using pink lemonade, versus just the pink lemonade MIX.
I work with 46 teenage girls and this is the punch that they love for special occasions! So easy too!
Oh that’s so awesome to hear!! So glad that the punch it a hit!
This looks really good! but I would like to serve alcohol in it. Any requests for alcohol to put in the punch?
Would appreciate the feedback! Thank you!
I wish I could help you on that but I don’t drink alcohol so I wouldn’t be able to give you the best advice on what kind of alcohol goes best with this pineapple pink lemonade soda. Sorry about that!
I plan on making this for a baby shower. I’m going to be making 1.5-2 gallons, would doubling the recipe be enough?
Yes, that should be about right!
I’ve got to make this. It sounds so good. The only thing I would do is add pineapple or lime sherbet.
That would be a tasty addition as well. Hope you enjoy the drink!
Would adding sherbet decrease the carbonation?
It might a little. I imagine the more you stir the sherbet in, the more the carbonation decreases? But I haven’t tried this with sherbet before. You’ll have to let me know how it turns out if you do… and if it loses its carbonation.
Made this for a friends baby shower and it was a huge hit! I will definitely be making again. Thank you for sharing.
You’re welcome! I’m so glad to hear the punch was enjoyed!
Have you try to put dome fresh strawberries or lemon inside the juice?
This punch was a hit!
Super yummy and super easy!!! So many other punch recipes require many items. I like being able to have the ingredients in my pantry.
Delicious and enjoyed by all, but it is not pink! And yes I used the powdered Country Time pink lemonade mix . It is peach colored as pictured. I wanted a pink punch but this sufficed and as I said was delicious and nobody complained that it wasn’t pink LOL having scanned the reviews, I upped the amount of pink lemonade mix to see if it would help but it did not. I doubled the recipe and used the entire 19 Oz canister.
Thanks for sharing what you did. I’m glad it was enjoyed by everyone!!
Add raspberry sherbet to make it more pink. It’s delicious
Haven’t made this yet but I’m sure it will be 5 stars. Going to make it this weekend for my daughter’s sweet 16 party. Will let you know if it’s a hit!
I have not tried the Pink Punch recipe and am thinking about using for my Mom’s 100th birthday party? If all the ingredients are cold, do you have to use the ice?
How fun!! Congrats to your mom. That is exciting! Nope, you don’t have to serve with ice. It would be delicious without if you already have cold ingredients.
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