Ready to get your drink on? I’m not a huge mixed drink person, but when we have people over I tend to mix up a batch (or two or three) of margaritas or some other fruity concoction for the ladies. The guys normally tend to stick to beer, and that is fine by me because it means more girlie drinks for me and my gal pals!
In honor of the ‘End of Summer Girls’ Night’ we had last week, I created a sweet and tasty Strawberry Limeade Rum Punch. Which I tested out a little bit while I was cooking up some great food. I’m not going to lie.
I struggled between pairing up our Strawberry Limeade Rum Punch with either one our amazing indoor shrimp boils or grilling out. I make a mean grilled chicken and even better perfectly grilled ribs, so it was a tough decision. And if you’re thinking these are great ideas to keep on hand strictly for the summer- think again. I’ve seen many a people up here in Wisconsin grilling out in the dead of winter, and I’m thinking about joining them!
Strawberry Limeade Rum Punch
Don’t be fooled by the lack of high octane rum flavor, because this punch has a kick. And, if you’re like my friends and decide to dump out all the fruit once you get to the end of the pitcher (or bowl) just to sample the rum strawberries… well, watch out! You’ll definitely get your drink on.
This is a super simple drink to throw together and can even be tossed together at the last minute if you happen to have the ingredients on hand. All you need: Rum, frozen limeade concentrate, frozen Bacardi Strawberry Daiquiri concentrate, ginger ale, and some limes, strawberries, and lemons to make it all look pretty. And the fruit really does add some flavor, so don’t skip that step unless it is a drink emergency.
Because really, fruit is an essential part of fruity drinks, you know? And if you’ve ever thrown berries into a glass of wine (making it a delightful sangria-flavored surprise), you know what I’m talking about. Berries make everything better. Okay… maybe not everything, but they definitely work in this drink.
Ready for the recipe? You’ve got it below! Now… go have fun and drink responsibly.
- 2 liter ginger ale
- 12 ounces frozen limeade
- 10 ounces frozen Bacardi strawberry Daiquiri (freezer section)
- 2½ cups rum
- lemon, lime and strawberries (Sliced. I used 1 lemon, 2 limes and most of a carton of strawberries… you could also use frozen berries)
- Thaw frozen concentrates and then mix all ingredients together in a punch bowl or other beverage dispenser. Add ice and serve.
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