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The football playoff are in full swing, and that means it is time to get ready for the Big Game! My family and I are big football fans, but unfortunately this year all our favorites are already eliminated.
But at least that means we can enjoy watching the games, without stressing too much about the results! Here is a great football party we put together featuring some of our favorite foods and an easy recipe for Coca-Cola Punch. And as a bonus you can use the leftover soda cartons to make the ultimate Super Bowl Snack Stadium!
I wanted to make a fun drink for the Big Game, and a citrus-infused Coke Punch seems like the perfect beverage. To make the punch football-themed I made football-shaped ice cubes.
I bought a silicone football mold, which is designed for making chocolates but works great for ice cubes too. A day before the party I opened up a half liter bottle of Coca-Cola and poured it into the molds, and then froze the ice cubes until party time. The football ice cubes were cute, and a big hit with the kids!
To make the punch I added some orange juice, pineapple juice and lemon juice to the punch bowl, followed by five bottles of Coke.
Then my family did a taste test and decided it was a little too pineapple flavored, so we added more orange juice until we decided we had the perfect mix! Once we agreed the punch was delicious, I sliced up a lime, lemon and orange and floated them on top. Finally we added the football ice cubes just as the rest of the food came out of the oven.
- 6 bottles of Coca-Cola, .5 l
- 2 cup orange juice
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 1 orange
- 1 lemon
- 1 lime
- A day before the party pour one bottle of coke into ice cube trays and freeze.
- Mix the remaining 5 bottles of soda in a punch bowl, along with the orange juice, pineapple juice and lemon juice.
- Slice the orange, lemon and lime and float the fruit on top of the water.
- Add the ice cubes.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178Sodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 10gSugar: 7g
To go along with the Coke Punch we served pizza, crackers with a cheese log, some football cookies, Chile Rellenos Casserole and some veggies. There was plenty of food to go around!
To decorate we printed out some #1 fingers and pennants, and glued them to toothpicks. It is cute to print these on colored card stock in your favorite team’s colors. We used them to stick in the pizza slices, in tomatoes and in the fruit around the punch bowl!
Finger food like crackers with cheese and veggies are perfect for munching on during the game.
I’d love to hear about your plans for the Big Game! Share your plans or family traditions in the comments.
22 thoughts on “Coca-Cola Punch for the Big Game”
I have never tired Coca Cola punch before!!! Looks like a delicious spread of food for the big game!
I love that football Coke ice you made. Great idea 🙂
Wow, I love an occasional Coke! This recipe sounds super delish and game time fan friendly!
Such a cute way to decorate the table with football-themed foods! The punch would be delicious with these fruits.
You don’t have to suggest that twice for me to try it! I’m such a Diet Coke girl that I know I’d love this too. The ice cubes are fun!
I have added lemon and lime to my Coke before but I’ve never tried turning it into a punch! I bet it is amazing. I have to serve this at our game party this weekend.
I love pizza, but Coke not so much. Ewww….I’m a pop snob and have one favorite kind, that I reserve to eat with pizza and it is not Coca-Cola!
Those football soda cubes are awesome. I’m sure my husband would love a big pitcher of that punch for super bowl sunday.
Those football ice cubes are super cute. I know quite a few coke drinkers who would love this punch.
I have yet to experience all the fun of football season! I grew up in France and our sport is soccer and since my girls attend a French International school no football teas there either.. It’s always intrigued me and some day I’ll get to experience the game and the tail gating fun… !
The punch recipe sounds great … but the photos of the PIZZA has got me thinking of nothing but pizza! Yum!
I have to say – I saw the Coca Cola Punch on Instagram and thought ‘blech!’ but now that I’m looking at the recipe, it doesn’t sound too bad! I am a huge Coca Cola fan!!
What a clever idea – definitely perfect for parties! Love the football shapes too!
This looks like a perfect combination. Since my Dad is a huge Coke drinker, I’m confident he’d love this setup a lot. Thank you for sharing this clever recipe with us.
I love finding new recipes. I have never heard of Coca cola punch! Sounds interesting. I like lemon flavored soda so I might actually enjoy giving this recipe a try! Pinning to my Beverages board. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday. I am looking forward to what you will be sharing at the next party:-)
I thought for sure soda exploded in the freezer until I realized that is only in a can. I guess I have never thought to freeze soda but I love how the little footballs turned out.
I’ve never had any punch with soda in it, and I’m hitting myself for not thinking of it. I love flavored Coke, so this is right up my alley.
Yum! I try not to drink much soda, but I can\\\’t say no to Coca-Cola!Now I need to have a party just so I can make this punch. 😉
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I love your selections for the Super Bowl. Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend. It would be a great addition to any Super Bowl party buffet. We are hosting a Snacks for Super Bowl XLIX party. I hope you can run on over and share this.
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Fun punch and your ice cubes are so clever. Looks like you are ready for the big game!
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This looks great, I will have to try this one! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week.
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