(Closed) No funds for bar . What can we offer that is alcoholic?? (punch form)

posted 10 years ago in Food
Post # 3
762 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Are you having an outdoor wedding? I don’t know if it will work for you, but since I refuse to put any money toward booze (only for toasting wine) our wedding is BYOB…but it’s also at my parent’s acerage where it doesn’t matter.

There are a ton of recipes out there that require cheap alcohol that you can buy in large amounts but either way it will be pretty pricey espcially if you are having a lot fo guests. What about drinks wiith sparkling wine or something?

Anyways hope that helps a little 🙂

Post # 4
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

There’s a lot of “jungle juice” potions that can be made quite easily. If you make them with Everclear, it will require less alcohol (as it’s a higher proof). Hawaiian punch, sprite, orange juice, and everclear all work well together. I’d just google jungle juice recipes – but make the alcohol less than ANY recipe you find (it can be quite potent!). For a wedding, I’d make the alcohol content only 2/3s or even 1/2 of the posted recipe. Especially if it looks like it comes from a college site 🙂

Post # 5
14 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

allrecipes.com usually has some good receipes for stuff like this, plus it will give you lots of options.  Good luck!

Post # 6
2495 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Mimosa’s are pretty cheap and easy to make!  Champagne + OJ = delicious!!

Post # 7
7581 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Sangria is delicous. Pretty when held in glass because of the fruit that floats inside of it. Plus it can be made quite cheaply and in large amounts.

Post # 8
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

A spiked punch made from fruit juices and seltzer water or sprite.  Use juice such as a cranberry and white grape mix.  Then add vodka, rum, or even coconut rum!  YUM!!

Post # 11
2814 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

What about something like a rum punch?  Those are usually really good!

Post # 12
418 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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@mwitter80: I agree with you!

Sangria would be delicious – and it’s pretty cheap since you can use cheaper wine since you’re mixing it. You could also do red/white sangrias if the budget allowed. It also wouldn’t be as strong as a jungle juice mix. All I think of is college frat party when I think of jungle juice!

I’ve used this one from all recipes a lot – just modified it based on whatever I had and it was delish!


Post # 13
47432 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

There are always punch bowls listed on craigslist-some for only $15-$20. These are Vancouver listings if you need some help acquiring some.


 I know you are doing some rustic decor-burlap runners, old window etc.You could go to Buckerfield’s and get a new galvanized bucket or washtub.


Either would hold lots of punch and ice. To keep the punch from diluting as the ice melts, make ice cubes or blocks from the punch ingredients BEFORE you add the alcohol.



Post # 14
47432 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You can also find Medalta crocks on craigslist.

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Post # 15
897 posts
Busy bee

I vote vodka and lemonade, it’s my favorite, and it doesn’t have to be super nice vodka to taste good

Post # 16
47432 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

This is a punch recipe I have used that always goes over well.

1 six ounce can frozen lemonade, thawed
1 six ounce can frozen limeade, thawed
1 six ounce can frozen orange juice, thawed
1 quart ginger ale
1 quart club soda
3 quarts 7-up or lemon-lime soda of your choice
3 limes, sliced
3 lemons, sliced
whiskey or vodka of your choice if desired

Combine all your ingredients in your punch bowl except for 7-up, alcohol, lime and lemon slices. Refrigerate until ready to serve. When ready to serve add your lemon-lime soda, your choice of alcohol if desired, lime and lemon slices.


You can use less expensive generic brand lemonade, limeade, oj etc. It doesn’t make any difference.

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