Easy Jungle Juice Recipe is the best punch drink for a party crowd. The ingredients include alcohol like rum and vodka and then a mix of fresh fruit and juice. You can easily make this cocktail on a budget. Serve it for the SuperBowl, holidays, college parties, and more!
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What is the best jungle juice recipe? A good recipe includes a mix of vodka, rum, and fruit juices. The fruit juices are key because they will help mask the taste of the liquor. Very simple!
What is Jungle Juice?
It’s a great punch to serve for a special occasion, party, or event because you can easily make 2 gallons or even 5 gallons of punch for a group, and most people will love the punch!
I have always had the juice at parties or gatherings. The great thing about it is, you can’t taste the alcohol. This can be dangerous, if you consume too much, so always drink responsibly.
The punch is a combination of fruit juices, vodka, rum, and fresh fruit.
Why is it Called Jungle Juice?
The name is linked to the South West Pacific and World War II. American soldiers used available materials in the jungle for fermentation and flavoring for their concoctions. You can read more about Why It Is Called Jungle Juice here.
Jungle Juice Ingredients
- Fruit punch
- Cranberry Juice
- Orange Juice
- Club Soda
- Fresh Strawberries
- Fresh Oranges
How Much Alcohol is in Jungle Juice
Alcohol accounts for 20% of the punch.
How to Make the Drink on a Budget (Cheap)
If you are looking for a cheap way to make the punch, stick to low-cost vodka and rum. Jungle juice is great for college parties and events, so if you need to save on cash stick to something like Smirnoff or Tito’s Vodka.
I love Tito’s because it’s affordable and is quality vodka. Bacardi rum is also a great budget-friendly rum option. If Everclear is your thing you can use that, too.
How to Make Jungle Juice Not Too Strong
If you are looking for a punch that isn’t strong you can always add more juice. You can also use less alcohol.
How Long Do You Let Jungle Juice Sit
I prefer to make a punch this size the night before, especially if you want the fruit to soak in the alcohol. Storing it in the fridge overnight will allow that to happen.
One of the best parts of serving punch with fresh fruit is eating the liquor-soaked fruit from the punch. They can serve as mini-shots!
How to Save Remaining Jungle Juice
I use glass mason jars. You can freeze it, too!
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Easy Jungle Juice Recipe
- 1 pound strawberries, sliced in half
- 750ML bottle of rum
- 1 gallon lemonade
- 750ML bottle of vodka
- 1/2 gallon orange juice
- 1/2 gallon fruit punch
- 16 oz cranberry juice
- 2 oranges, sliced
- 1-2 cups club soda optional
- Then pour in all of the liquor and juices and stir.
- Toss in the sliced oranges. You can also add in any additional fruit that you wish.
- Top with club soda.
- For best results, allow the punch to sit for up to 12 hours/overnight. You want the fruit to soak up the liquor.