Summer Punch Recipes for Backyard Entertaining
July 7, 2020
It’s proving to be one of those sticky hot summers. With one heat wave right on the tail of another, I have been finding myself craving a different type of cocktail than I usually go for. Instead of heavy, high alcohol concoctions, I’m leaning toward light and fruity mixtures. And the best ones are the big-batch kind you can mix up once and share with friends. Here are a few fun summer punch recipes that will help you beat all that heat.
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What You Need to Get Started
A summer punch is the perfect excuse to build up your drinkware collection. It can be fun to invest in some nice pitchers or a big punch bowl for serving. Plus, a set of classic matching glasses, or some unbreakable picnic-ware in fun colors are perfect for serving up cocktails.
Each recipe has its own list of specific ingredients, but many of the cocktails on this list include similar liquors. For rum, my favorite is Bacardi Superior for a white rum or Bacardi Black for dark. When it comes to Tequila, I love mixing up Margaritas of all kinds with Hornitos Reposado.
These summer punch cocktail recipes are sure to keep everyone cool on the hottest summer days!
The delicate white wine allows summer flavors to shine in each of these perfectly prepared pitchers.
Red & Rosé Sangria
Bolder color and flavor makes these wine-based cocktails the perfect choice for summer evenings and dinner parties.
Fun & Fruity Rum Punch
Get that tropical feel in your own backyard, with these punches that pack a punch, from fruity to refreshing.
Fun Flavored Margaritas
Whether served frozen or on-the-rocks, the classic mixture of tequila and lime is elevated by an extra twist.
Get a little wild with these less familiar flavors. Margaritas are the perfect drink to experiment with fun fruits.
Something A Little Different
If you haven’t found the perfect drink yet, maybe one of these other ideas will spark your interest!