We’ve taken the hard work out of party planning with a classic fruit punch for Christmas that you can make your own with four great flavour twists.
Making cocktails with a couple of friends is fun, but when it comes to bigger events, you need quick mixes to get the drinks up fast – and get you back to the party even faster. That’s where big-batch cocktails come in. A fruit punch that can be topped up throughout the night is the easy, stress-free way to entertain. To make it even easier, we’ve created a basic cocktail ratio for you – all you need to do is mix up the base, then add your favourite flavours – we have four great summer combos to get you started.
Here’s the basic cocktail maths for a blend that serves up to 10 guests: pour 250ml vodka, 750ml prosecco, 1 litre juice and 1.25 litres soda water into a punch bowl with ice. Tailor the juice and soda flavours to create your favourite blend, then add garnishes and you’re ready to go. Got lots of parties coming up? Try our Passion Pineapple Punch first, go for our twists next, then move on to your own combos – think cranberry and grapefruit, pomegranate and mint or even mango and coconut.
Ingredients (Serves 8-10):
1L pineapple juice
1.25L passionfruit-flavoured soda (such as Passiona)
750ml Revino Prosecco DOC
250ml 23rd Street Australian Vodka
Ice cubes, to serve
Pineapple slices, to serve
Passionfruit slices, to serve
1. Combine the pineapple juice, passionfruit soda, prosecco and vodka in a 4L (12-cup) punch bowl or serving jug.
2. Add ice, pineapple and passionfruit to the punch to serve.
To make great cocktails, you need great ingredients. Here are a couple of our picks for the basic recipe. For the vodka, go for 23rd Street Australian Vodka – it’s distilled five times, which gives you a super smooth vodka that’s perfect for blending in cocktails. The Revino Prosecco DOC has a lively fizz that will make your party punch sparkle. To make your Christmas punch non-alcoholic, simply leave out the vodka and use a non-alcoholic sparkling instead of the prosecco.
It’s all good and well serving big batch cocktails to save time on the night, but don’t forget you can get even further ahead with these tips:
Need more big batch ideas? Here are three crowd-pleasing cocktails that will see you right through the festive season – from spring racing to New Year’s Eve. Nothing sounds more fun than ‘Christmas cocktail’ and here are six recipes that will get any festive party started. Plus, to level up your cocktail game, check out this Cocktail 101 for all the basic info and equipment must-haves.
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