Strawberry Punch

June 6, 2012 by Jenny Melrose
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In honor of tomorrow being the teacher draft, I thought it would be fitting to share an alcoholic summer favorite cocktail of mine, Strawberry Punch.  I’m sure you’re wondering about the teacher draft so I’ll quickly explain.  See in NY there isn’t any money for education so districts are trying to find ways to cut back.  In our district we close buildings.  This year it happens to be mine, which I’ve come to terms with and I’m ready for the change.  Closing a building results in the teacher draft though.  The principals have a meeting after school hours and trade faculty members for ones they do and don’t want.  It results in a smorgasbord of a school the following year.  So here’s to summertime and the hope that I stay with my present principal.

Strawberry Punch

I found this recipe for one glass of Strawberry Punch here.  We adapted the recipe to make in my 1.5 gallon punch dispenser.  We learned that the spout does not work very well with this recipe because of the muddled fruit, but I loved the way it looked and simply used a ladle to scoop it out.  We served this punch at Joe’s Graduation Party and it was a huge hit.  This punch is extremely easy to make into non-alcoholic as well.  All you’ll need to do is leave out the rum.  The punch is great for a crowd and would have worked well for numerous of our parties.
 
Strawberry Punch
Recipe Type: Beverage
Author: Jenny @ The NY Melrose Family
Serves: 15-20
A refreshing Strawberry Punch with fresh fruit that can easily be adjusted to non-alcoholic.
Ingredients
  • 2 cartons of fresh strawberries
  • 2 cans of pineapple chunks
  • 8 oz. pineapple syrup from chunks
  • 4 oz. lime juice
  • 4 oz. simple syrup
  • 32 oz. white rum
Instructions
  1. Muddle (crush) fruit over ice with other ingredients; shake and garnish with fruit. Enjoy!

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    Comments

  • Patricia Purcell


    That sounds delicious, I love pineapples and strawberries. I think I'd also have to make a batch without the rum for my kids. Good luck with your teacher draft!

  • Cari and Cortnee @ Two Sasters


    Oh no!!! I hope everything goes OK for you!! And the drink looks delicious:)

  • Phil and Darby Hawley


    This sounds delicious!

  • Renonda


    Good luck tomorrow Jenny. I know it has to have you a little frazzled not know what is going to happen.

  • Amy - while wearing heels


    Clink and Cheers! This look delicious.

  • Alyssa


    That punch looks really good. I have never heard of a teacher draft, that's crazy. I hope that you stay with your principal and that everything works out!

  • Wendy Hayden, Farmer's Daughter-in-law


    Good luck with the teacher draft. I hope it works out well for you!

  • Paula


    Hard times for schools seems to be everywhere. Our system had to cut one million dollars and some of the results are going to be painful for those of us lucky enough to be left. I hope the draft works out for you and that you get to stay with your principal.

  • Tabby


    I hope all goes well with your teacher draft – my prayers are going up! With regard to this fruit-rum o-no-you-didn't punch… I am SO going to have to try it! I need to make a non-alcoholic version for God Baby's shower in July!

  • Claiming Our Space


    Oh my, this sounds delicious! We have a cookout coming up and this will be perfect!

  • Janel@hatingmartha


    I'm so glad to see that you are joining us in the Olympics!! Can't wait to see the fun in store!

  • Janel@hatingmartha


    I'm so glad to see that you are joining us in the Olympics!! Can't wait to see the fun in store!

  • Carole


    Fantastic idea. Have a good week.

  • Morgan


    This sounds delicious!

  • Christina at I Gotta Create!


    Sounds yummy! Best of luck in the draft, my friend!
    Thanks so much for linking up over at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina

  • Sarah


    This sounds delicious! Can't wait to try it… visiting from Positively Splendid's party!

  • twelve-O-eight


    This looks soooo yummy!! Thank you for sharing, here from Cherished Treasures 🙂

    Hugs, Tanya

  • The Daily Smash


    Yummy this looks so good. I need to try it soon.

    Love your blog

    Check out my food blog if you haven't already 🙂

    http://www.thedailysmash101.blogspot.com

  • Trish - Mom On Timeout


    I have everything for this in my pantry right now! Pinning this one and I may just have to make it for myself 🙂 I love strawberry and pineapple together. Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  • Shiloh


    Wow! That teacher draft sounds like it could be quite an upset. I hope it all works out for you!

  • Tara


    This looks absolutely heavenly – can't wait to try it!!

  • Thrifty Miss Smith


    Wow I have to make this!

  • craftmates


    This punch looks delish.

  • Michelles Tasty Creations


    Jenny,
    This punch looks delish! I am always on the lookout for a new cocktail to serve at gatherings. Thanks so much for sharing at Creative Thursday. Have a great week 🙂

  • Jill Elaine


    This sounds delicious! I'm printing that recipe off right now! Glad you linked it up over at Uncommon and that I clicked on the link. Have a happy summer!

  • Carrie


    That sounds delicious!! I pinned to for future reference. Good luck with the teacher draft. I hope it works out how you want it to. Thanks for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  • Aimee Seaberry


    This looks amazing!

  • Tara @ Tales of a Trophy Wife


    Teacher draft!?!?!! I hope everything works out for the best for you.

  • very merry vintage style


    This sounds yummy and it's such a pretty color.
    Mary

  • Natasha SerenityYou


    this looks delicious!! lovin that it's got rum in it

  • Katie Goldsworthy


    Oh wow does that look good!!! Totally making this one! FBing it too 🙂

    –Katie

  • Claiming Our Space


    I love the strawberry lemon combo. I bet it tastes fab. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

  • Meghan @ The Tasty Fork


    YUM!! This makes me think of summer!

    • Jenny Melrose


      I so wish it was summer, or at least spring. We still have snow on the ground. 🙁

  • Rachel @ I Love My Disorganized Life


    Pineapple, strawberry and rum? This is SO my drink!

    • Jenny Melrose


      I thought you might like it. Now, we just need to arrange a trip to NY over the summmer so we can enjoy it together.

  • Heather


    Wow – sounds like a lot of change! Hang in there Jenny – I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you that it works for you the way you’d like! Enjoy your yummy drink over the summer!

  • rdukes


    Oh yum! That sounds so delicious! Love the fruity combination and I’m sure it would be great with or without the alcohol. I pinned!

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