Summertime is all about casual entertaining. With the weather warm and the days long, the porch starts to become a place to linger. Enter, the porch punch. Crafted from a mix of fruity flavors and alcohol, boozy porch punches can be traced back to the 17th century. They’re a cinch to make, and if you set out a few pitchers at your next get-together you won’t have to lift a finger the rest of the party.
Of course, you can always make virgin versions of these to keep a family-friendly fridge. Stock your refrigerator with these five easy-to-make boozy porch punches that will keep guests thirsting for more!
Trisha Yearwood’s porch punch recipe classically combines tea bags, lemon juice and vodka for a bitter base. Add her silky mint simple syrup, and you’ll have a porch punch recipe worth bookmarking!
Orange Cherry Bliss
Entertaining a group of people? Look no further than Paula Deen’s whiskey punch, which serves 20! A citrusy blend of oranges, lemons and limes add a twist, while the ginger ale and whiskey give the drink a kick!
Tropical Porch Punch
If you can’t sip a piña colada on a Hawaiian beach, you can still craft a tropical drink right in your kitchen. Bring the vacation to your front porch with this pineapple-coconut punch from Greta Hollar.
This easy three-ingredient punch is just bursting to be set on a spunky cocktail napkin. There are only two steps to this recipe: mix the three liquids, and enjoy the honey-whiskey-tinted fruity mixture!