Why This Works: Punch is great for parties. One big batch of something delicious vs making individual cocktails for your guests. Um yes, that’ll work.
For big parties we usually set up a self-serve bar with a good mix of wine, beer, soft drinks, and spirits AND a big urn of the ‘specialty drink’ du jour. Plus a coffee bar. Drink responsibly, you know.
The Specifics/Subtext: We held our annual holiday open house last weekend – look for a party recap coming soon – incriminating photos galore! The theme was New Orleans Mardi Gras + Christmas & Hanukkah + Costumes. So naturally the specialty cocktail was a New Orleans style Hurricane done as a punch. Tasty tasty rum punch.
Of course you can make these drinks one at a time. Or make a pitcher to keep in the fridge over the weekend. Totally up to you. Cheers to having options!
The Playlist: Rock You Like a Hurricane by 80s hair metal band Scorpions. Turn it up loud.
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Recipe: Ilise Goldberg adapted a recipe from Jen Welch
Yield: 8 servings
- 16 oz Berry Punch
- 16 oz Lemonade
- 20 oz Orange/Pineapple Juice
- 4 oz Orange rum
- 6 oz Spiced run
- 8 oz Amber rum
- Mix all ingredients together in a pitcher.
- Pour into serving glasses with ice.
- Garnish each glass with pineapple or orange AND a cherry.