Citrus Punch

Summer is almost over, but you can still have this refreshing drink regardless of the weather.  It’s really good.  My son and I recommend it.


My children and I were having lunch and they wanted refills of their drinks.  My older son, Justin, uttered that he was thirsty and it was okay if I were to mix his drink with the lemonade and raspberry.  So, I gave him a refill.  He commented it tasted like sweetened grapefruit without the tartness and was so good.  He told me to post it on my blog.  I was quite intrigued, so I tried it.  Oh, my…it was like happiness in my mouth.  It was addicting.  The following day, I told my husband about it.  He said it was just juice.  Well, I put a glass of the citrus punch on his desk.  I saw him picked it up and quaffing the punch.  I wanted to tease him about it, but I held my tongue. 🙂

This refreshing drink would be great at a child’s birthday party.

Here’s a pitcher of Citrus punch I placed in the fridge, so I could pour myself a glass whenever I get thirsty.   Cheers!  🙂


*Note:  If you want to make this drink ahead of time,  I don’t recommend adding the citrus fruits in the mixture overnight.  The tartness of the rind overwhelms the punch.   Cut them ahead of time and add them just before you serve it.


  • 2 cups fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 4 cups lemonade with raspberry
  • 4 cups ice cubes
  • 1 cup Seagram’s ginger ale
  • 1 cup pineapple-orange juice
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1  lime, cut crosswise
  • 1  orange, cut crosswise
  • 1 lemon, cut crosswise
  • Mint leaves for garnish

Combine lemonade with raspberry, ginger ale, pineapple orange juice and orange juice in a punch bowl with ice.   Add all the cut citrus and fresh raspberries and pineapple.  Stir and serve.


Ingredients for a single serving:

  • 1/4 cup of orange juice
  • 1/2 cup of raspberry lemonade
  • 2 tablespoons Seagram’s ginger ale
  • 2 tablespoons Pineapple Orange juice
  • 1 cup of ice
  • All the additions you desire (mint leaves, lime, orange, lemons, and raspberries)

Mix the first four ingredients in a tall glass (16 oz.)  Add the ice cubes.  Stir and quaff. 🙂  You can also make Punch Tea using this recipe.  Just add your favorite tea and forget about it.  🙂

Guava Frothy

When you go on a trip, you try to prepare everything you’ll need as early as possible so you don’t forget anything.  Well, surprise, surprise!  I forgot to grab the camera’s memory card and the battery charger on my way out.  Imagine my disappointment when I tried taking a picture! Ugh!  Memorable moment, gone!

So, I sat in the car feeling so disappointed.  There was nothing I could do except looked at the breathtaking view of West Virginia as we drove by.  When it was time to eat, oh boy, the food!  I wanted to take a picture of the food!  If you are a food blogger, you want to talk about the food and have a picture to show it too you know.   What a bummer!

Anyway, I was able to buy one at K-mart in Indiana before we arrived at my brother-in-laws home.  It was probably more disappointing if we weren’t able to take pictures of the family, the breathtaking view of Lake Michigan, and downtown Chicago; like riding the speedboat for example. You must have a picture of the ride. Right? Definitely!


How about the famous, delicious, authentic, and Chicago’s best pizza?  Oh, yes!


Giordano’s Italian Stuffed Pizza

We really enjoyed our brief visit.  The children didn’t want to return home yet.  I wish we could stay a bit longer, but we had no choice.  Indeed, time flies when you are on vacation.

The following day,  I was busy cleaning the refrigerator and my children kept bothering me about a snack.  We had fruits, but they wanted something else.  I saw the guava nectar and I thought, oh, Guava frothy!


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Guava is a tropical fruit that is high in Vitamin C and fiber.  I’ve read that its seeds when swallowed or chewed serve as laxative.  It has healing properties and can also improve skin’s texture by washing with the concoction of its leaves.

I love guavas.  I grew up eating them.  My mother used to boil its leaves to help aid stomach ache and indigestion.  Its young leaves serve as medicine when pounded and my mother would use it when my siblings and I had open wounds.  Yes, it worked!  My mother also  used guava in her cooking.  I will try to make the delicious Guava soup recipe that my mother used to make as soon as I can find some fresh guavas and share it with you all.

In the meantime, enjoy this easy, delicious, and refreshing frothy drink I made today.



  • 1 cup guava nectar
  • 1 cup combination of crushed ice and ice cubes
  • whipped cream and Maraschino cherry with stem
  • nutmeg (do not omit)

In a blender, combine guava nectar and ice and process until thickened.


In a tall, chilled glass, layer whipped cream at the bottom. Sprinkle with nutmeg and add about 1/4 cup of the guava slush.  Repeat until it reaches the brim.  Top with whipped cream and generously sprinkle with nutmeg.  Garnish with Maraschino cherry.  Serve immediately.

Here’s the Mango version of this drink I made a while back after a picnic.   You will need ice cubes, Evaporated milk, mango puree, sugar (optional), whipped cream, and flesh of one Manila mango.  You need to omit the nutmeg in this recipe.  Serve immediately.

Spiced Mango frothy

Disclaimer:  I am a God-fearing woman.  Any claims expressed in this post are solely my personal opinions and experiences.  I’m not trying to rally or force anyone to believe any of my claims.  It is the reader’s responsibility to take precautions when trying guava as medicine to help aid any ailments.