Spice your Holiday With a Southern Comfort Punch
A good Southern Comfort punch is a great way to welcome guests this holiday season. You don’t need to have an open bar when you make up a punch that’s been spiked, and the splash of Southern Comfort in this punch will keep your guests toasty warm. It’s not a good punch to serve when there are children present at your party, but for the grownups, it’s tasty and tart and a perfect choice with hot appetizers.
To make your Southern Comfort punch, use a large punchbowl. If you don’t have one, consider investing in a good punchbowl for the holidays as they can be the centerpiece of your buffet table. They are also easier to work with than trying to make up your punch in a mixing bowl and hand out individual servings.
You Need the Following Ingredients:
- A fifth of Southern Comfort
- 3 quarts of lemon-lime soda such as 7-Up or Sprite, chilled
- 1 can (6 oz.) fresh lemon juice, chilled
- 1 can (6 oz.) frozen orange juice, thawed but chilled
- 1 can (6 oz.) frozen lemonade, chilled
Mix all the ingredients except your lemon-lime soda in a punchbowl. Once those are mixed together, add in your soda but don’t stir after adding your soda as this will cause it to lose carbonation and go flat. You can also add ice cubes or an ice ring to help keep it chilled while serving.
You can dress up your Southern Comfort punch by serving it over champagne, or by adding cranberry juice, fresh cranberries, or lemon and lime slices to the top of the mix.
Southern Comfort punch is very strong and pungent so be cautious about how much each guest has; they may not realize how much alcohol they are drinking and may get drunk very quickly from your punch. Be sure they know that you’ve used Southern Comfort in the mix so they can avoid the punch if they prefer not to drink. This will keep everyone comfortable but above all else, safe during your holiday party this year.