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Bartending: Large Serving Drink Recipes for Special Occasions

Many guests coming to your special event will expect a beverage of some variety. If you don’t want to deal with mixing individual drinks all night long, try one of these large serving crowd pleasers.

Citrus Serenade

8 oz. Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice Cocktail with Calcium

1/2 Banana, cut into slices

1/2 cup Low-Fat Vanilla Yogurt

1/4 cup Red Grapefruit Sections, membranes removed

1/2 cup Crushed Ice

Put all ingredients in a blender. Blend for a few seconds on high speed or until ingredients are thoroughly combined. Pour into a large glass.

Makes 1 serving.

Coral Paradise

10 oz. Ocean Spray Ruby Mango Grapefruit Juice Cocktail

4 oz. Orange Juice

1/4 cup Crushed Pineapple, drained

1/4 cup Crushed Ice

Put all ingredients in a blender. Blend for a few seconds on high speed or until ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Makes 1 serving.

Variation: Substitute 1 scoop vanilla yogurt for crushed ice.

Formula #21

1 bottle Smirnoff Vodka

1 bottle White Wine

2 quarts Pineapple Juice

1/2 cup Lime Juice

2 quarts chilled Club Soda

Sugar to taste

Mix the ingredients in a punch bowl.

This recipe serves 12–20.

Grapefruit Banana Shake

4 oz. Ocean Spray White Grapefruit Premium 100% Juice

2 oz. Pineapple Juice

1/4 cup Fat-Free Vanilla Yogurt

1/2 Banana, cut into slices

Put all ingredients in a blender. Blend for a few seconds on high speed or until ingredients are thoroughly combined. Pour into a glass with crushed ice.

Makes 1 serving.

Orange Coconut Frost

15 oz. can Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut

12 oz. can Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate, thawed

1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

4 cups Ice Cubes

Mint Leaves and Orange Slices, optional

In a blender, combine Cream of Coconut, Juice Concentrate and Vanilla; blend well. Gradually add Ice, blending until smooth. Garnish with Mint and Orange if desired. Serve immediately. Refrigerate leftovers.

In case you hadn’t noticed, this is a nonalcoholic punch. It makes about 5 servings.

Snow Blower

6 oz. Cran-Apple Cranberry Apple Juice Drink

1 tsp. Lemon Juice

pinch Cloves or Nutmeg

1 oz. Rum, optional

Lemon Slice, garnish

Heat Cranberry Apple Drink, Lemon Juice, and Cloves or Nutmeg in a small saucepan. Pour into a mug and stir in Rum, if desired. Garnish with a Lemon Slice.

Makes 1 serving.

Tropical Fruit Smoothie

15 oz. Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut

1 medium Banana

8 oz. juice-pack Crushed Pineapple, undrained

1 cup Orange Juice

1 tbsp. Real Lemon Juice from Concentrate or ReaLime Lime Juice from Concentrate

2 cups Ice Cubes

In a blender, combine all ingredients, except Ice; blend well. Gradually add Ice, blending until smooth. Garnish as desired. Serve immediately. Refrigerate leftovers

Makes about 5 servings.

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