No matter where you live in the states, an American barbecue is a summer tradition. You gather your friends and family, light up the grill, and cook for the neighborhood. The air is filled with music and the smell of smoked meat. It’s a festive celebration of community and summer. Here, we gathered our favorite punch recipes to serve for the occasion.

 

Citrus, Brandy, and Pineapple Punch

Citrus, Brandy, and Pineapple Punch
Yields 8
A citrus, subtly spicy brandy punch.
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218 calories
15 g
0 g
4 g
1 g
3 g
103 g
13 g
7 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
103g
Yields
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 218
Calories from Fat 33
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 3g
14%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 13mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 15g
5%
Dietary Fiber 2g
9%
Sugars 7g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
5%
Calcium
2%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 12 oz of brandy, 5 oz pineapple juice, 3 oz fresh lime juice, 3 oz simple syrup, dash of nutmeg, ice, lemon wheels for garnish
Instructions
  1. Mix and stir ingredients, allow to chill in refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
Notes
  1. If making your own simple syrup, combine equal parts water and ice and boil, stir to dissolve sugar. Cool before using.
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This simple recipe gives you a warm and subtly spicy citrus punch. Citrus is the flavor of summer, and it pairs perfectly with brandy. The nutmeg adds a little spice to the mixture, making this a refreshing and delicious cocktail for your guests to sip on while they enjoy the sun.

 

White Sangria Sparkler

White Sangria Sparkler
Yields 8
A sweet, fruity cocktail.
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206 calories
18 g
0 g
0 g
1 g
0 g
262 g
12 g
12 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
262g
Yields
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 206
Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 12mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 18g
6%
Dietary Fiber 2g
9%
Sugars 12g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
37%
Calcium
4%
Iron
7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 bottle (750 mL) of white wine
  2. 2 peaches, sliced
  3. 2 kiwis, peeled and thinly sliced
  4. 1 cup raspberries
  5. 3 tablespoons of sugar (to taste)
  6. 1 bottle (750 mL) of sparkling white wine
  7. 8 sprigs mint for garnish
Instructions
  1. Combine fruit, white wine, and sugar in large pitcher. Allow 1 hour to chill in refrigerator. Serve over sparkling white wine. Garnish with mint.
Adapted from damndelicious.net
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Everyone loves a summer sangria! This sweet and fruity a drink is just light enough for those too hot summer days. The berries make it sweet and satisfying. Be sure to pair with a crisp white wine.

 

Bourbon Grapefruit Punch

Bourbon Punch with Pink Grapefruit and Mint
Yields 8
A fresh and tangy grapefruit punch.
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254 calories
20 g
0 g
0 g
1 g
0 g
271 g
9 g
8 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
271g
Yields
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 254
Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 9mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 20g
7%
Dietary Fiber 0g
0%
Sugars 8g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
11%
Vitamin C
78%
Calcium
1%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup water, 1/3 cup sugar, 15 fresh mint sprigs (divided), 4 cups strained fresh pink grapefruit juice, 2 1/2 cups bourbon, 12 dashes angostura bitters, 1 cup club soda, ice
Instructions
  1. If making simple syrup, start by stirring water and sugar over low heat in saucepan. Wait until sugar dissolves, bring to boil. Add mint. Remove from heat, let cool.
  2. Strain syrup into punch bowl. Mix in juice, bourbon, and bitters. Mix in club soda and mint sprigs to taste. Add ice.
Adapted from epicurious
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We love the combination of mint and grapefruit, for both a fresh and tangy taste. Add some Bourbon (we love Maker’s Mark), and you have a crowd-pleasing punch.

 

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