Here is a delicious punch that you can alter or add to as the mood strikes. Garnish your cups with paper umbrellas or funny straws.
Heat the water and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Chill. Pour the sugar syrup, juices and fruit into a large bowl. Just before serving, add the sparkling water or ginger ale and the sherbet or ice. Pour into cups and garnish with paper umbrellas stuck into pieces of fruit or with decorated straws. (Makes about 3 1/2 quarts.)