Jungle Juice is the commonly used name for any alcoholic punch mixed in large quantities for parties. The primary key to good jungle juice is to use cheap alcohol and mask the flavor with fruit juice without making it too sweet. Putting fresh fruit into the mix not only helps with this but adds a garnish to make the whole thing more appealing. Usually made for parties by the college kids (especially these ones), Jungle Juice is reasonably inexpensive, and the large quantity will keep everyone happy for most of the evening, but why let the kids have all the fun? You can just as easily make one for your parties and large celebrations for the same reasons. We’ve put together the 3 best jungle juice recipes with ingredients to bring back some college fun, but with a little more sophistication.
The three recipes you may find useful when you are having a get-together, starting with one that makes a smaller quantity of more serious mixed drinks for a grown-up dinner party, or a lovely supply of cocktails for a more intimate evening, to one that should be enough for most large gatherings.
Quantities can always be doubled or halved to fit your needs better.
Punchy Adult Jungle Juice Ingredients
- 4 oz Dark Rum
- 4 ounces White Rum
- 2 oz Amaretto Disaronno
- 8 oz chilled Cranberry Juice
- 8 oz chilled Pineapple Juice
- 8oz chilled Orange Juice
- Fruit to garnish
- Ice to serve
Not a lot to say about this. Add all ingredients to a large jug or bowl and stir, garnish with sliced fruit.
Pour into chilled glasses over ice.
Strong and Punchy Jungle Juice Ingredients
Serves a large party
- Bottle of Tequila
- 2 bottles of White Cranberry Peach Juice
- Bottle of Vodka
- Bottle of Rum
- 2 bottles of White Grape Peach Juice
- Bottle of Peach Schnapps
- ¾ bottle of Blue Curacao
- Strawberries and Sliced Oranges
Mix all alcohol and fruity drinks in a large container, add sliced fruit to garnish.
Ladle into chilled glasses over ice.
If you are supplying mixed drinks for many people, you may like something a little less expensive
Jungle Juice for the Masses
- 1 Bottle of Vodka
- 1 Bottle of Rum
- A ½ gallon Mixed Fruit Juice
- 1 gallon of Lemonade
- A ½ gallon of Orange Juice
- 2-3 quarts of Fruit Punch
- Club Soda
- Fresh fruit to garnish
Mix all the alcoholic and fruity ingredients in a large bowl or new bucket. Stir.
Ladle into chilled glasses over ice and add the club soda on top if required. Garnish glasses individually with sliced fruit.
The 3 Best Jungle Juice Recipes with Ingredients have a little more quality and zing than you would find at most college kids’ parties, so whatever your taste in cocktails, they would be acceptable for a more formal occasion. Easily reduced or increased, these recipes should set you up so that you are prepared for any event, from an intimate night with someone special to a night around the TV with all your mates to watch the Superbowl.
Whatever the occasion, enjoy. Make sure to be responsible with how much you consume. Make sure to have some Fewer Regrets on hand before the night gets going. You’ll thank yourself in the morning when you prevented your hangover.
Want to learn more about making cocktails at home?
Head on over to our Beginner’s Guide to Homemade Cocktails to learn more.