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Party-pretty punches that start with fresh fruit.

Festive celebrations showers, weddings, anniversaries, graduations are frequent events this time of year. And punches to sip are part of the scene.

Here we offer three simple refreshments based on fresh and prepared fruit ingredients. Each can be tailored to various ages and tastes. Wine and stronger beverages are optional additions.

The first is a rosy mix of strawberries, guava drink, grapefruit concentrate, and sparkling wine or water, The next two have tropical flavors: one combines cantaloupe, mango, and passion fruit; the other is a frothy banana-citrus cooler.

Strawberry-Guava Punch with Sorbet

1 quart strawberries, rinsed and

drained

1 quart strawberry sorbet or sherbet

1 can (6 oz.) frozen grapefruit juice

concentrate

2 bottles (1 1/2 qt. each) guava fruit

juice drink

1 bottle (750 ml.) chilled sparkling

wine or 1 bottle (1 pt. 12 oz.)

chilled sparkling water

Place half of the berries (use the prettiest ones; keep hulls attached) on a flat pan without touching. Freeze untit hard, about 1 hour; if done ahead, pack airtight when hard and freeze until the next day.

Put a 10- by 15-inch pan in the freezer. When cold, scoop sorbet into about 2-inch balls and place on the chilled pan. Freeze. If holding more than I hour, cover airtight and freeze up untit the next day.

Hull remaining berries. In a blender or food processor, whirl berries with grapefruit concentrate until smoothly pureed. Pour into a 6- to 7-quart punch bowl. Add guava drink and sparkling wine; stir well. Add sorbet, then float frozen strawberries in punch. Ladle into punch cups or widemouth glasses; sip the liquid, and eat the sorbet and fruit with a spoon. Makes 18 cups, about 24 servings. --Ruth E. Sheets, San Diego.

Per serving: 145 cal.; 0.5 g protein; 0.2 g fat; 31 g carbo.; 12 mg sodium; 0 mg chol.

Cantaloupe, Mango, Passion Fruit Fizz

1 large (about 2 lb.) cantaloupe

1 medium-size ripe (about 3/4 lb.) mango

5 to 6 ripe passion fruit (shells look

shriveled) or 1 can (4 1/2 oz.)

passion fruit pulp

1 can (6 oz.) frozen tangerine juice

concentrate

1 bottle (750 mi.) chilled

Gewurztraminer and 1 bottle

(about 1 qt.) chilled ginger ale (or

omit wine and use 2 bottles

ginger ale)

Mint sprigs

Cut cantaloupe in half. Scoop out and discard seeds; cut off and discard rind. Cut melon into chunks and set aside.

Peel, pit, and cut mango into chunks; set aside. Cut passion fruit in half. Scoop out pulp and seeds with a spoon. To get rid of seeds, pour pulp (fresh or canned) into a fine strainer and rub through strainer into a bowl; discard seeds.

In a blender or food processor, combine passion fruit pulp, mango, and cantaloupe with tangerine concentrate; whirl until smoothly pureed. Pour puree into a 4- to 5-quart pitcher. Gently stir in wine and ginger ate. Pour into tall, slender glasses or wine flutes; garnish each with a sprig of mint. Makes 12 cups, about 16 servings.

Per serving: 99 cal.; 0.6 g protein; 0.2 g fat; 17 g carbo.; 11 mg sodium.. 0 mg chol.

Banana-Citrus Cooler

2 large ripe bananas, peeled, cut up

1/2 cup lime juice

1 can (12 oz.) frozen pineapple

orange-banana juice concentrate

1 bottle (1 pt. 12 oz.) chilled

sparkling water

1 1/4 cups light rum (optional)

Ice cubes

1 lime, thinly sliced

In a blender or food processor, smoothly purse bananas, lime juice, and concentrate. Pour into a 3-quart pitcher. Add water and rum. Stir down foam. Pour into ice-filled glasses; garnish with lime slices.

Makes about 9 cups, 10 to 12 servings.

Per serving: 82 ca L ; 0. 2 g protein; 0. 1 g fat, 21 g carbo.; 5.2 mg sodium; 0 mg chol.
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