1 oz. vodka (2 T)
2 oz strawberry schnapps (4 T)
1 strawberry, halved
Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Add the vodka and schnapps and top with club soda. Garnish with the strawberry.
Swap the schnapps for Chambord. Swap the strawberry for 2 fresh raspberries.
Swap the Chambord for Hpnotiq. Swap the raspberries for 1/2 pineapple slice.
Swap the Hpnotiq for Limoncello. Swap the pineapple for 1 lemon twist.
Swap the Limoncello for Cointreau. Swap the lemon twist for 1 orange slice.
I got all of this from a page torn out of a Rachael Ray magazine to whom Kristen Wolfe Bieler is given credit. Have yet to try any! (As of yet, we’ve only made kid-friendly punches.)
Spiked Pink Lemonade
1 bottle (750 ml) vodka or gin
5 cups lemonade
2 cups cranberry juice
3 cups ginger ale
1 bottle (750 ml) light rum
5, 20 oz cans crushed pineapple in juice, pureed
juice of 6 lemons
8 cups seltzer or water
1 bottle (750 ml) tequila
1 cup Cointreau
6 oz limeade concentrate
4 cups ginger ale
1 bottle (750 ml) sparkling white wine
1.5 cups orange juice
1 cup pomegranate juice
juice of 2 limes
Big-Batch Blending Tips:
1. Be Cheap: Fruity cocktails aren’t the place for top-shelf liquor. Buy low-end bottles and save the good stuff for sipping.
2. Freeze: Fill a 9″ round baking pan with lemonade or limeade and some lemon or lime slices and freeze to float in the punch bowl.
3. Start Cold: Chill all your ingredients thoroughly before making.
4. Save the Fizz: Add bubbly ingredients just before serving.
5. Set the Bar: Place cups and ice buckets near the ice bowl, along with garnishes like lemon & lime slices, berries and fresh mint.
Mike does a fantastic job making these, but he makes mine weaker than the recipe calls for.
Topolo Margarita (from www.rickbayless.com)
Makes about 3 cups or 6 servings
3/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 3 large limes)
6 Tbls sugar
1 cup plus 2 Tbls blanco tequila
1/4 cup Gran Torres orange liqueur
about 1.5 cups small (or coarsely broken) ice cubes
Make limeade: Combine the lime juice, sugar, and 1 cup of water in a glass. If not using right away, cover & refrigerate up to 24 hours.
Add the tequila & orange liqueur to the pitcher of limeade. Rub the rims of 6 margarita glasses with a lime wedge then dip in a dish of coarse salt. In a large shaker, combine half of the margarita mixture with half of the ice & shake for 10-15 seconds. Strain into prepared glasses. Repeat with the remaining mixture.
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I haven’t tried any of these. I got them from Rachael Ray.
Beer Margaritas: beer + tequila + frozen limeade concentrate
Lemon Punch: beer + vodka + frozen lemonade concentrate
Linebacker Limeade (a true Rachael Ray name, wouldn’t you say?): beer + frozen limeade concentrate
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