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Old 05-12-2011, 03:20 PM   #1
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looking for large batch cocktail recipe

I am hosting a party with appx 25 people and want to make a batch of mixed drinks ahead of time so I can focus on my guests. I have a lovely 2 gallon drink dispenser I would like to use and maybe keep some extra on reserve, just in case. We are having beer and wine, so I am just going to do a large batch of one type of mixed drink as an alternative. I was thinking of doing something along the lines of fuzzy navel, maybe orange, peach, pineapple???? Any thoughts?

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Old 05-12-2011, 03:28 PM   #2
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:31 PM   #3
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:32 PM   #4
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:34 PM   #5
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I am hosting a party with appx 25 people and want to make a batch of mixed drinks ahead of time so I can focus on my guests. I have a lovely 2 gallon drink dispenser I would like to use and maybe keep some extra on reserve, just in case. We are having beer and wine, so I am just going to do a large batch of one type of mixed drink as an alternative. I was thinking of doing something along the lines of fuzzy navel, maybe orange, peach, pineapple???? Any thoughts?
You might consider this one Lime and Pine it's easy just blend 1-6oz can of frozen pineapple juice concentrate and 1 6 oz. can lime ade 6 oz soda water 6 oz of rum or vodka 2 bananas Place all ingredients in blender fill with ice I don't add ice I make cubes from both lime and pinapple juice so I don't dilute the drink plus I leave out the bananas I'm not a banana fan.
Hope this aids you and good luck for your party.
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PS I have other ideas If your interested. Let me know if you are.
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:54 PM   #6
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This is a tough one because so many options exist.

I would try to tie it into your menu or party theme.

A Capecodder is not a bad choice though. Vodka, cranberry, lime.
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:05 PM   #7
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Cosmopolitans. Vodka, orange liqueur, lime and cranberry juice. You can lighten them up with seltzer.
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:53 PM   #8
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This would be easy and tasty Melon Aqua Fresca
4 cups of chunked melon watermelon, cantaloupe Casaba , I myself prefer watermelon, puree melon briefly til slightly chunky but not completely liquid, Pour puree large pitcher add 1 cup of simple syrup, 3 cups spring water and stir. Refrigerate covered for at least 1 hr. To serve pour over ice in tall glasses Serve same day it's made. You can also do this with fresh chunked pineapplekadesma
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:07 PM   #9
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Kim’s Rocky Mountain Fever Water
Makes 5 gallons

1 liter (big bottle) cheap vodka
1 liter cheap rum
to 1 gallon orange juice
5 lb. (or less) sugar
1 small bottle grenadine
sliced orange, lemon and lime rounds
large bottle maraschino cherries, juice and all
Ice

Fill container with ice. Dump all ingredients over ice. Stir. (Kim uses a hoe handle.) Let age 10-20 minutes.

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Kim’s Rocky Mountain Fever Water sounds yummy and dangerous :)
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