Fruity and refreshing… The Bahamian Blaster Party Punch is the perfect beverage for summer!
With July 4th just around the corner, it’s important to start planning your Independence Day menu. I like to keep the food and planning simple around the holidays… It’s easy to get carried away, isn’t it?
Try to focus on 1-2 main dishes like a great burger recipe, and maybe an easy chicken recipe. Then select 3-4 simple side dishes that can be made ahead and do well sitting out for long periods of time.
Here are a few of my favorite summer side dishes:
Pick an easy dessert that can also be made ahead as well. Then plan to put out some fresh fruit as a healthy dessert options.
Consider trying our:
And finally, plan drinks for the both the kids and the grown ups.
This summery large batch cocktail was inspired by a recent trip Lt. Dan and I took to the Bahamas with friends. We took our boat each day and island hopped looking for the best snorkel spots, the best conch fritters, and of course the best Caribbean cocktails.
One particular day we discovered a popular beachfront hangout called Pete’s Pub, famous for their “Blaster” rum punch.
The punch was kept in huge cooler dispensers, and made with 3 fruit juices and six (6!) types of rum. It was dangerously divine and went down quicker than you could say Bahama Mama.
I couldn’t get enough of the Blaster punch, so fruity and refreshing. I also couldn’t get much out of the bartender, as to the exact ingredients. All she would tell me is that the Blaster included grapefruit juice.
I came home determined to mix and test rum punches, until I developed my own copycat version called the Bahamian Blaster Party Punch.
Bahamian Blaster Party Punch is a simple dump and stir recipe, that is fabulous for all your summer gatherings. The recipe makes a huge 2 gallon batch and can be kept refrigerated for several weeks, so you can use it at more than one party… If there happens to be any left after the 4th of July.
I recently served Bahamian Blaster Party Punch at our neighborhood Caribbean themed potluck and it was a huge hit! It’s sweet and tangy, perfect for serving with a paper umbrella in a relaxed summer state of mind.
Bahamian Blaster Party Punch is nearly half rum. So it’s a heavy hitter, even though it tastes like a sweet summer breeze. You are going to love it!!
Bahamian Blaster Party Punch
Yield: 2 gallons
Prep Time:5 minutes
Large Batch Caribbean Cocktails – The Bahamian Blaster Party Punch is the perfect boozy beverage for summer!
- 1.8 quarts pineapple-orange juice (7 ½ cups)
- 1.8 quarts pink grapefruit juice (7 ½ cups)
- 3 cups gold rum
- 3 cups coconut rum
- 3 cups mango rum
- 3 cups passion fruit rum
- 2 cups pineapple rum
- 1 cup banana rum (or banana liqueur)
- ¾ cup grenadine
- Pour all ingredients into a large 2 gallon jug, or beverage dispenser, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Garnish with fresh fruit if desired.
Yield: 2 gallons, Serving Size: 1 glass
- Amount Per Serving:
- Calories: 302 Calories
- Total Fat: 0.1g
- Sodium: 442mg
- Carbohydrates: 15.3g
- Fiber: 0.6g
- Sugar: 14.6g
- Protein: 1.1g
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