Non-Alcoholic Lime Cooler Punch:
2 c. bottled lime juice
½ c. granulated sugar
2 qt. (2 L) sparkling water or club soda, divided
Juice of 1 lime
2 c. lime sherbet, slightly softened
2 c. pineapple sherbet, slightly softened
12 ice cubes
1 fresh lime, sliced as garnish
Blenderize bottled lime juice and sugar at high speed until sugar is fully dissolved. Add 1 qt. of sparkling water and juice of 1 lime. Blenderize on low. Pour into punch bowl and add remaining sparkling water. As guests arrive, stir in the softened lime and pineapple sherbets. Add a dozen ice cubes and float slices of lime in the punch, as garnish. Makes 24 punch-cup size servings.
Note: For an even simpler lime punch recipe, try my Non-Alcoholic Limeade Punch (Mar. 14, 2012).