Strawberry Pink Lemonade Punch

From Cooking with Paula Deen, May/June 2008

Strawberry Pink Lemonade Punch
  1. 8 cups water
  2. 1 (12-ounce) jar strawberry syrup
  3. 1 (12-ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  4. 3/4 cup pink-lemonade-flavored drink mix
  5. 1 (2-liter) bottle cold lemon-lime- flavored carbonated beverage
  6. 1 quart strawberries, frozen
  7. Garnish: fresh strawberries
  1. In a large pitcher, combine water, syrup, lemonade concentrate, and drink mix, whisking to combine. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Just before serving, pour lemonade mixture into a large punch bowl. Add carbonated beverage and frozen strawberries; stir well. Garnish glasses with fresh strawberries, if desired.
  2. Note: The punch can be made one day ahead and chilled in the refrigerator. Do not add the lemon-lime carbonated beverage or frozen strawberries until party time. The carbonated beverage will make the punch fizzy and frothy, and the strawberries will keep the punch cold.
Makes 1 gallon (approximately)