If you like fruity, boozy, but not too sweet summer drinks, you’ll like this a lot. You might even love it! Word of caution—drink this s-l-o-w-l-y. It can sneak up on you and don’t plan on driving! This is too easy. Which makes it even more dangerous! I like to use frozen pineapple chunks and frozen peaches. That way I won’t water this down with ice cubes…The Goddess, she thinks these through. It’s a priority thing.
You just put everything together in a pitcher, a large container, even a jar. I don’t know about you, but I would never be able to get a punch bowl in my fridge. It’s not going to happen…not ever!
Mix all the fruit and booze together and then just before serving, pour either Fresca® or ginger-ale into the mix; I love Fresca®, but for this I prefer ginger-ale. I usually toss the soda into the freezer for about 30 minutes. Do not forget that it’s there! I speak from experience. A burst can of soda is a nasty mess.
Boozy Summer Punch
- 1 cup orange juice (I used some with mango added)
- 1-1 1/2 cups mango rum (I use Bacardi Mango Fusion®)
- 3/4-1 cup peach schnapps (I use Peachtree®)
- 3-4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 3/4 cup sliced frozen peaches
- Pinch kosher salt
- 1 can ginger-ale or Fresca®
- Fresh mint leaves, gently crushed (optional)
- Ice cubes (optional—but on a hot day….)
In a pitcher or container with a tight-fitting lid, combine all the ingredients except the soda and mint leaves, if using. Give it a good stir and chill for at least 1 hour. Just before serving, add some crushed mint leaves to each glass. Pour the soda in and give it a good stir. Fill each glass and bottoms up!!!
Boozy Summer Punch Recipe©Marcia Lahens 2016. All rights reserved.
I’ve given you a range of amounts for the alcohol. Use the greater amount if you want this to be really boozy. If you’re sitting in the sun, you might want to stick with the lesser amount! Don’t you think the heat magnifies the effects of alcohol? No? So it’s just me then. Good to know.
When the weather gets hotter, this will cool you down. Enjoy it and remember, please drink responsibly. Cheers!!