Updated Punchbowl (for adults only)
Am looking for a wonderful punch with a little of the "recipe" added in. Not too sweet mind you & not so boozy that it will knock your socks off.
Remember those days when we were young & every party had a punch bowl & everyone stood around it awkwardly dipping & sipping & mumbling?
Well, I don't know about you, but I would still like to stand around a punch bowl. We are grown up (& then some), so let's get rid of those little bitty plastic cups, break out the mason jars & spike that big bowl. Bet the conversation will be a lot better too.
Only problem is, I need some recipes. Please help.
Where I live, punch has never gone out of fashion! My two favorites:
-Cut a small hole in the rind of watermelon. Insert a bigass dollar-store funnel. Pour in 100proof vodka till it's all absorbed. Wait a few hours. Cut the melon into wedges, scoop out the flesh, mash it up in the punchbowl, mix in some ginger ale.
-Twice as much lime sherbet as Everclear, mixed together and served over frozen sparkling wine ice cubes.
Sangria can be made as boozy as you want. It can be made pretty also with sliced fruit and it's just a fun drink that I have found to be crowd friendly.
Check the net for recipes that appeal to you. My friend and I used to make it by the seat of our pants using a basic recipe and adding this and that and tasting until we *really* liked it.
My favorite punch years ago was called 'Open House Punch'.
It included a package of tropical punch mix, a can of frozen orange juice and one of frozen lemonade, a bottle of Southern Comfort, and just before serving, a couple liters of Sprite or 7 up.
If you wanted it less sweet, I suppose you could use some lemon juice instead of the can of lemonade.
It didn't taste boozy, but man, was it good!
Frozen lemonade concentrate makes awesome punch. I had one at a wedding shower that was lemonade concentrate, melted raspberry sherbet, pineapple juice, apricot brandy, vodka and ginger ale or some such - it didn't sound good at all, but it was totally addictive and not too sweet, surprisingly!