Pot O' Liquor

About: I am a domestic engineer, aka. a stay at home Mom. A former science geek, scenic carpenter, and quilter.

How do you provide a lot of tasty punch to a big crowd for a little money?
You make a Pot O' Liquor!

This serves a lot of people and costs about $25.

It's sweet and tasty, so the girls will like it, but not so sweet that the guys won't like it.  In fact I haven't met anyone yet who didn't like it, and I've served it at quite a few parties.

You will need:
A Big Pot (lobster pot)
A handle of vodka
A bottle of peach tree schnapps
A 2L bottle of gingerale.
A jug of orange juice
A frozen can of cranberry juice concentrate.

The measurements are not exact. If your bottle of peachtree is small, if your bottle of gingerale is too big, if you only have bottled cranberry juice, don't sweat it. It all comes out good. You can use inexpensive vodka, the kind in the plastic bottle, it still tastes good. Of couse if you want to use the good stuff, please do.

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Step 1: Pour It for the Crowd.

People seem to enjoy watching you pour whole bottles of alcohol into a pot, so save it for the crowd.

(Please pardon my illustrations. I'm pregnant, so although I would love to make, photograph,  and drink this right now, it's not going to happen for a few more months. )

It doesn't really matter what order you pour it is. I like to put the frozen juice in first, then pour in the gingerale, then the rest. The gingerale foams a bit, so it's best to pour it in in the beginning so it doesn't overflow.

You can pour in half the vodka, taste it, and add more if you desire.

If your pot is small, pour in half of everything, then make a second batch later.

Carefully stir it all up.

Step 2: Enjoy!

Use a ladle, and serve it to your guests.

Drink and enjoy until the pot is empty.

Remember, use caution, this drink is quite strong, although doesn't taste strong.

Hope you enjoy!!!

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    7 Discussions


    9 years ago on Introduction

    I don't know whether it's the same where you live but cheap-strong cider is a great (cheap) base for punch, you'd knock $5-10 off this and without anyone really noticing.


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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Hard cider does make a nice drink base... but it would require a COMPLETELY different recipie, and wouldn't be nearly as strong.(40% vs 5%).

    On the other hand, you ca get Woodchuck Hard Cider by the KEG... good luck finding vodka in a larger container than 1 gallon.

    OK, OK, I know you can IMPORT vodka in 55 gallon barrels, but the smallest order size I could find was a 16,000L order. That's a METRIC *(&# load of vodka.
    I know entire frats that couldn't use that much in a year! so not eally a fair comparison :-))


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    "I know you can IMPORT vodka in 55 gallon barrels"

    Doesn't everyone buy vodka like that?


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I watched a cooking show today... the went to a grape based vodka distillery in Michigan. I learned a bunch of fun stuff. Like to qualify as vodka, it has to come out of the still at 95% by volume, and be charcoal filtered. Also, it's collected in 55 gallon plastic drums there.

    AFTER it's collected, they cut it with water, and bottle it...
    but you can buy the whole barrel if you want, by going there yourself!
    Not sure about import tax, or crossing state/federal borders, but if you have a micro-distillery in your state(it's provinces up north right?) then you should be golden. Broke, but with plenty of drink :-)

    I love woodchuck, but it's very different from the "hard cider" you get from an apple orchard. That stuff is very strong, (similiar to vodka) I don't like it, but i bet it would be good in the punch.
    Woodchuck is more like a malt beverage. Nice and sweet and yummy.