Virgin Island Punch from Slightly Oliver

Virgin Island Punch from Slightly Oliver

[Photograph: Alice Gao]

The Virgin Island Punch from Slightly Oliver in New York combines strawberry, aloe juice, vanilla, and fresh fruit. It tastes like a fresh, well-balanced version of a favorite fruit punch from childhood, with added complexity from the vanilla.

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  • Yield:Serves 40
  • Active time: 10 minutes
  • Total time:10 minutes


  • 25 ounces aloe vera juice with white grape
  • 2 pounds strawberries
  • 10 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 8 1/2 ounces simple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Garnish: Fresh raspberries and blueberries


  1. 1.

    Combine aloe vera juice and strawberries in a blender, pulse until pureed.

  2. 2.

    Strain the blended mixture, then stir in lime juice, simple syrup, and vanilla. Serve with fresh raspberries and blueberries.