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 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.
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.
Recipe Type: Beverage
A refreshing Strawberry Punch with fresh fruit that can easily be adjusted to non-alcoholic.
- 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
- Muddle (crush) fruit over ice with other ingredients; shake and garnish with fruit. Enjoy!