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Feb 10, 2007 09:02 AM

Need an alcoholic punch recipe for tonight!


My roommates and I are having a Valentines/Birthday party tonight and we are looking for a festive recipe for an alcoholic punch. Does anyone have suggestions??

Thanks in advance!

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  1. Just the thing for February:

    MC Slim JB's Cane Garden Bay Beach Pacifying Punch
    Serves 2

    Chill two oversized cocktail glasses
    Pour the following into a shaker full of cracked ice:

    2 oz light rum
    1 oz gold rum
    1 oz dark rum
    2 oz pineapple juice
    2 oz of passionfruit nectar (find in Latin foods aisle)
    1 oz cranberry juice cocktail
    1 oz fresh lime juice (fresh is important)
    Healthy dash of Grenadine

    Shake vigorously for 30 seconds, strain into cocktail glasses, garish with twist of lime.
    Imagine yourself sipping this on a beach in Tortola.
    Repeat as necessary.

    This is easy to scale up to punchbowl proportions. Instead of shaking it over ice and straining, you could serve it in a punch bowl, and have ice on the side to pour the punch over in individual cups or glasses. I try not to float a lot of ice in a punch bowl; you eventually end up with something too diluted.

    1. Some questions: What alcoholic base do you prefer? Do you want a "fruity" punch? How large a batch are you fixing? Any special requirements (i.e., do you want it to be red for Valentine's)?

      1. If you can get blood oranges reasonably priced, it's nice to mix ithem with processco or California sparkling wine, and brandy (or rum or vodka). Sweet lemons also make a lovely punch if you can find them at a good price. Here's a general idea of the mix:
        1 750 ml bottle of white sparkling wine
        3 cups citrus juice
        3/4 cup or more brandy
        citrus peel garnish

        1. Here's a fun link to a 19th century bartending guide, with lots of potent recipes: