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Simple Summertime Jungle Juice Recipe

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Whether you’re gearing up for a big backyard BBQ or just looking to kick back with a fruity refreshment (with a kick), this jungle juice recipe mixes up the perfect, cool cupful for any summertime occasion.

If you’re not familiar with jungle juice, Wikipedia offers a pretty solid definition:

“Most jungle juice mixtures contain large quantities of hard alcohol mixed with a variety of fruit juices… It is often an inexpensive means of getting many people intoxicated at parties.”

Now, this recipe still packs a punch, but I like to make my jungle juice with a more moderate amount of alcohol, along with fresh fruit juice and fruit slices, so that it’s less potent and more enjoyable. Also, it’s often a good idea to make a second mixture minus the alcohol to provide a virgin version for your guests, too.

It’s a fun, colorful concoction that’s perfect for the season. Just fill a cup with ice and enjoy one (small) ladle full at a time.

Note: This recipe is featured in Kitchenability 101 and was published to my blog at Parade Magazine.

Jungle Juice
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  • 4 limes
  • 4 oranges
  • 1 750-ml bottle of vodka
  • 1 64-oz bottle of cranberry juice
  • 1 32-oz bottle of pineapple juice
  • Ice
  1. Slice the oranges and limes into thin rounds.
  2. Mix the vodka and juices in a large punchbowl. Float the fruit on top.
  3. Periodically add ice to keep the concoction cool.


Photo: Patrick Onofre Photography
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