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Tropical punch

Shymeans410 | Apr 25, 201612:09 AM

Im in a wedding this saturday, and need to come up with a "recipe" for an alcoholic punch to serve. long story short, the person who was supposed to be best man was handling it, but he had a spat with the bride and has dropped out with a week to go. now we are scrambling to whip something up for the drink. we will be having beer, wine, and punch. beer and wine are taken care of, but i need to come up with either 1 or 2 drinks with very little money. we have someone to serve drinks, but we dont want to be mixing them to make, we are looking to make a punch that can be made ahead of time. the bride and i have raided our pantries and came up with a few ingredients, all unopened, which can be contributed, but we are unsure which would go together. can anyone tell me which of these might work? i have about $40 i can contribute to get any additional ingredients we need, but here is what we have so far

(2) 750 ml bottle Jose Cuervo Silver
1 fifth spiced rum
1 bottle blue caracao

2 gallons citrico punch (think sunny d)
1 gallon hawaiian punch
1 carton and 2 cans coconut water
2 large cans pineapple juice
1/2 gallon OJ
2 cans lemonade concentrate
1 can oj concentrate
2 8 oz cans mango nectar
1 raspberry sherbet
1 container pink lemonade powder (makes 2 gallons)

i would prefer to make as many of these ingredients as possible into a big fruity punch reminiscent to jungle juice, but if i need to split it down, i was thinking i could maybe do something with the tequila and lemonade and then use the rum with the coconut, pineapple, orange, mango, citrico, and sherbet. any thoughts?

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