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Try These Five Signature Fruit Punch Cocktails For Summer Soirees

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Summer is that time of the year when you host laidback tiki and island-themed parties that go on from late evening till well into the night. These cheerful patio gatherings and garden extravaganzas mean plenty of food and drinks and lots of fresh fruits that act as refreshing quenchers in warm climes. You can always incorporate the zesty and tangy qualities of these fruits into your summer feasts through fruit salads and fresh juices, yet an interesting and boozy way to add fruits to your soiree repast is to make stunning fruit punches.

There are tons of punch variations that you can prepare in large punch bowls during summer using quality rum and vodka and lots of fruit juices and fresh cut fruits to blend the intense notes of the spirits with the sweet and sour qualities of seasonal produce. The word punch is derived from ‘paanch’ meaning five and generally refers to a drink prepared using five ingredients including liquors, spices and aromatics. Adding fruits to this age-old recipe is just another way of introducing seasonal freshness into the drink to make it a welcome treat amidst the sweltering heat.

Read on below for some punch variations you can prepare in large quantities the next time you host a summer soiree:

fruit punch for summer

Tropical Fruit Punch

Fruits like pineapple and passion fruit, along with guavas and mangoes are available in plenty during summer and one of the ways to incorporate these seasonal ingredients into your party is to make a drink full of their tropical flavours. The sweet and tangy flavours of pineapple will add a much needed zest into your drink and coupled with fresh fruit slices, the punch will acquire a potent mixed fruit flavour that is the perfect soother for warm evenings. You can prepare this cocktail using premium Captain Morgan Dark Rum or a Smirnoff Triple Distilled Vodka, according to your liquor preference.

berry punch drink

Berry Punch

Introducing a mix of strawberries, raspberries and mulberries into your punch adds a certain lip smacking layer to a classic recipe by infusing it with some delightfully tangy yet sweet notes. You can also add a splash of raspberry liqueur or other berry flavoured spirits like a strawberry vodka to the drink to pack it with a heightened boozy kick. Serve this drink with a garnish of fresh raspberries to enhance the berry notes in your summer cocktail mug.

summertime sangria


This one is a no-brainer because sangria brings together wine and fruit in a simple punch recipe filled with the goodness of lots of fruits like apples, pears and citrusy pineapples. You can prepare a classic sangria and then enhance its boozy texture with a splash of brandy. Another way to add pizazz into this signature punch is to put in chunks of cut up fruits that make for surprisingly tasty treats when caught between your teeth.

pineapple punch

Pineapple Rum Punch

This is a very popular Caribbean delight, perfect for your tiki parties. Filled with the sweet flavours of pineapple and the intense, bitter notes of a quality Captain Morgan Dark Rum, the pineapple rum punch can be your go to refreshing drink when you host a summer soiree. This drink also mingles well with lots of different foods so you can serve it generously with sliders, cold salads and other appetisers during a summer barbecue. 

hawaiian rum punch

Hawaiian Punch

Made from nearly five to seven delicious tropical fruits, the Hawaiian punch is the perfect summer treat when you want to relax with a cooling drink on a warm evening. The cocktail requires you to mix cranberry, pineapple and orange juices among other citrus fruits and syrups together with rum to make it adequately boozy. Make sure you add plenty of ice to the cocktail and enjoy it chilled at your next summer soiree.

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