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Need an alcoholic punch recipe for tonight!

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herzoge Feb 10, 2007 09:02 AM

Hello--

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. MC Slim JB RE: herzoge Feb 10, 2007 11:25 AM

    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.

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      tdo ca RE: herzoge Feb 10, 2007 01:35 PM

      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. scarmoza RE: herzoge Feb 10, 2007 01:53 PM

        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

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          tdo ca RE: herzoge Feb 10, 2007 02:48 PM

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

          http://www.theartofdrink.com/book/int...

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