As with any recipe on this website, I highly recommend starting completely from scratch for ultimate satisfaction. That means growing your own produce, too. However, don’t feel daunted if you want to make your own summer berry punch but haven’t grown your own berries – that’s why I’ve written this at the end of winter, so that you can grow your own in time for those balmy summer days in the garden!
Non-alcoholic summer berry punch recipe (makes 3 litres)
This summer berry punch recipe is non-alcoholic so that everyone can enjoy it – however, feel free to add alcohol if you so desire (and always drink responsibly).
- 250g Strawberries
- 250g Raspberries
- 100g Loganberries
- 100g Blueberries
- 100g Blackberries
- 1.25 litre lemonade
- 1.25 litre cranberry juice
- The juice of two limes
- Throw a handful of the strawberries, raspberries and loganberries into a blender with 500ml of water. Blend until smooth, then pour into ice cube trays and leave overnight.
- Place the rest of the fruit into a punchbowl, then pour in the lemonade and cranberry juice. Cover the bowl and leave in the fridge overnight for the flavours to infuse.
- When you’re ready to serve, add the ice cubes to the punch. Pour in the juice from the limes, then mix gently.
- Serve with a ladel and chilled mason jars so that you can experience the coolness of this beautiful summer punch for as long as possible!
Michael has been involved with gardening and plants since he was just five years old. He is a self-professed Plant Geek, and was listed in the Sunday Times top 20 most influential people in the gardening world, thanks to his plant hunter role at Thompson & Morgan.
Michael was responsible for new plant introductions such as the Egg and Chips plant and the FuchsiaBerry and keeps busy travelling the world in search of new plants as well as lecturing worldwide, including stints in Japan. He is very active on social media – so why not give him a follow at @mr_plantgeek or Facebook. You can also listen to The Plant Based Podcast with Michael and co-host Ellen-Mary on iTunes, Spotify and Google.