Oscars tonight and Mardi Gras tomorrow (actually Tuesday) – I just had to make this punch to celebrate two special events. Fill a glass full of ice, add rum to taste (optional), followed by a punch base full of fresh fruit juices, lemon-lime soda and a touch of grenadine to fill your glass. Then a splash of Proseco if desired. You could also make ice cubes using the punch base.
This recipe comes from David Guas of Bayou Bakery and will be a perfect cocktail while watching the Oscars tonight and maybe if there is some left over we’ll enjoy it again during Mardi Gras.
Parade Punch For Mardi Gras
- 3 cups orange juice, freshly squeezed is always best (I used 7 large oranges without pulp)
- four (6 oz.) cans of pineapple juice
- 1-2 liters lemon-lime soda (I only used 1 liter)
- 1 cup lemon juice (3 big lemons)
- 1/4 cup grenadine
- white rum to taste
- a splash of Proseco (could use Cava or Champagne)
Juice the oranges and lemons. I like to put the juice through a sieve to remove any pulp from the oranges or lemons.
Combine the first five ingredients (or the punch base) and refrigerate overnight. I used a plastic gallon milk carton. To serve fill each glass with ice, add 1-2 oz. white rum (optional). Add punch base to the top and finish with a splash of Proseco. How appropriate are these Hurricane glasses too!
This is very refreshing and is too good to put any booze in it because it goes down so quick! Wish I could get fresh oranges this juicy all year round.
Recipe by Cooking With Aunt Juju