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Recipe for a Crowd Plz

MaxCaviar May 20, 2011 09:48 AM

I have one of those push button coolers for which I've never really dialed in on a reliable drink recipe. Does anyone know of an easy recipe that has been well-received? Hoping to slap something together tomorrow for a pool/bbq party. Thnx.

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  1. MaxCaviar RE: MaxCaviar May 20, 2011 10:04 AM

    FWIW, what i mean by "easy" is few ingredients and large quantities (like dump a 750ml of vodka in, et cet.) - - thx

    1. ROCKLES RE: MaxCaviar May 20, 2011 01:41 PM

      Are you looking for a cocktail , or maybe just a Sangria?

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      1. re: ROCKLES
        MaxCaviar RE: ROCKLES Jun 3, 2011 11:26 AM

        No, I guess I was unclear. I meant a mixed drink. Never really liked Sangria. Aren't there simple recipes that are based on conventional quantities of booze. Like a recipe where you just pour in a 750 ML or 1.5 L bottle of something, a few other ingredients and some ice and voila, drinky time.

      2. EvergreenDan RE: MaxCaviar May 20, 2011 01:46 PM

        I'd might to Daiquiri's. I'm concerned that they may be too potent for this method of service, resulting in drunk people in the pool or on the BBQ. ;-)

        A high-quality punch might go over well.

        You could also check out the Mojito thread, and let people top off their pre-made Mojito with chilled club soda or seltzer.

        You'll have to squeeze a bunch of limes for Daiquiris or Mojitos.

        I also recently recommended the Watermelon Batida for a similar situation. I'm not sure if you'd have t stir the cooler occasionally to disperse the watermelon solids.

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        1. re: EvergreenDan
          davis_sq_pro RE: EvergreenDan May 24, 2011 12:28 PM

          "stir the cooler occasionally to disperse the watermelon solids"

          That's a big problem with watermelon. Last summer I made a large batch of watermelon punch and did gelatin filtration on the juice so that I wouldn't have to worry about stirring things up (or the fact that if you don't, it starts looking a bit nasty). The filtration process worked quite well, but I'm not sure that the juice had as intense a flavor afterward. Note that doing this is not at all difficult but it pretty much takes things out of the realm of being "easy."

        2. MaxCaviar RE: MaxCaviar Jun 3, 2011 11:24 AM

          Thanks for the ideas. Turns out that there was an open bar for that party so I didn't need to bring it with me. Anyway, I still want to get a cooler recipe that is solid. This "Watermelon Batida" sounds very interesting - - I've never heard of it before and the whole fam loves watermelon juice.

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          1. re: MaxCaviar
            white light RE: MaxCaviar Jun 7, 2011 05:02 PM

            I've made Planter's Punch (Dale Degroff's recipe) in one of those vessels with success.

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