Start to Finish: 4 hours 10 minutes Servings: 40Difficulty Level: Beginner

A jungle juice cocktail is all about fun, and there are no rules. A concoction of flavored liqueurs, fruit juices and hard liquor, the best jungle juice is without a doubt strong, yet maintains a fruity taste. It is often served at large gatherings, such as a college parties. This 4-gallon recipe results in a blue-colored jungle juice for a tropical theme.

Fruits

  • 10 apples, cubed 
  • 10 oranges, sliced 
  • 1 large watermelon, flesh seeded and chopped 

Liqueurs and Liquor

  • 1 1/2 gallons vodka 
  • 1/2 gallon white rum 
  • 1 quart tequila 
  • 1 quart Triple Sec  
  • 1 quart Peach Schnapps 

Fruit Juices

  • 1/2 gallon tropical juice — any mixed fruit drink 
  • 1/2 gallon Hawaiian punch 
  • 1/2 gallon Sprite 

Added for Color

  • 1 bottle Blue Curacao, to color

Add the fruits to a 5-gallon cooler followed by the liquors and liqueurs, except for the Blue Curacao. Let the fruits absorb the alcohol for 4 hours; the watermelons will absorb the most.

Add the fruit juices. Stir the jungle juice while slowly pouring in the Blue Curacao until you get your desired shade of blue.

Tips

  • Adding ice will eventually water down the jungle juice. Do not add ice to the jungle juice; rather, keep ice nearby and add a few cubes to the serving glass. 
  • Use a cooler with a cover and dispenser to reduce the chances of drink spiking. 
  • Preferably, plan ahead and let the jungle juice sit overnight before serving.