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Big-batch drink recipes are great for serving your game-day crowd. Inspired by classic cocktails that are normally mixed in a shaker a few at a time, these punches are a great make-ahead solution for your party.
1. Hurricane Passion Punch (pictured above)
This New Orleans classic is a crowd-pleaser no matter what city you’re cheering from or which team you’re rooting for. The key to the fruit juice-filled cocktail’s nutty undertones? Almond extract. Garnish individual glasses with an orange wedge and a maraschino cherry.
This fruity punch occurs when sangria meets a margarita. It’s got the standard margarita base of tequila, lime juice and Triple Sec, plus classic sangria ingredients like wine and club soda. An easy-to-make pineapple-lime iceberg is submerged in the bowl since it’ll melt more slowly than standard ice cubes, keeping the punch cold well past halftime without diluting it. This drink can be made a day in advance; just add the club soda, iceberg, and remaining limes and pineapple right before serving.
If freezing temps have you thinking twice about playing bartender, this make-ahead cocktail is perfect for you. It’s made in a slow cooker so you can keep guests cozy throughout the game. Add the gin to the cider mixture at the very end of the cooking time to preserve its potency.
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