Looking for a fun party drink for a large crowd? This affordable Jungle Juice recipe is refreshing and flavorful.
When deciding on a party cocktail, you’ll have to keep in mind how easy it is, how it can fit in your budget and how to please everyone.
It can be prepared in advance in a big batch.
The fruits that go inside it infuse into drink and get better as time passes.
And though it’s so delicious, it’s quite potent so drink responsibly!
Mix this beautifully sweet and fruity drink with a good conversation with friends and family.
And boom, in no time, it will be gone.
What Type of Cocktail is Jungle Juice?
Jungle Juice is considered a punch.
The cocktail is created with easy-to-get ingredients, a few spirits, mixed up with different fruit juices and sodas, and all garnished with fruit slices or even candy.
There’s no standard recipe for the Jungle Juice cocktail.
So there are quite a few different variations and recipes.
Our version of Jungle Juice is sweet, tropical and boozy (but not overly sweet nor boozy).
What Ingredients Go Inside a Jungle Juice Recipe?
One of the main spirits.
Feel free to switch to dark rum.
However, white rum is quite neutral and does not overpower the other ingredients.
Another very tasty possibility is to use coconut rum.
For the same reason, regular vodka has almost no flavor.
So it’s the perfect addition to the Jungle juice.
If you want to switch things up, experiment with lemon vodka, tangerine vodka, or mango vodka.
Adds the tangy orange kick to the cocktail.
Mango and pineapple juice
These two fruit juices are the key flavor profile for the Jungle Juice cocktail.
Choose good quality fruit juice. Bottled juice works fine.
But if possible, make your own homemade juice.
Lemon lime soda
To add more sweetness and slight tanginess to the mixture.
Opt for orange, lemon, lime, pineapple, kiwi and/or strawberries.
Just don’t select mushy fruits like bananas or mango.
Our Jungle Juice recipe calls for orange, lemon, and kiwi (that’s not super ripe nor mushy).
How to Make Jungle Juice
1 — Add the sliced oranges, lemons and kiwis to a punch bowl or drink dispenser.
3 — Pour in rum, vodka, triple sec and mango and pineapple fruit juices. Stir well.
4 — Chill for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.
5 — Top with lemon-lime soda right before serving.
Recipe Notes and Tips
Benefits to chilling the punch overnight:
If time is not of the essence, we recommend chilling the Jungle Juice overnight.
This allows the fruit to infuse into the drink.
You also won’t need to add any ice, and therefore won’t get a watered-down drink.
Experiment with different flavors:
Feel free to play with the flavors by using flavored vodkas or rums, like lemon vodka, mango vodka, and coconut rum.
The same goes for the fruits, juices and the soda.
Some recipes call for orange juice, cranberry juice or even fruit punch.
Club soda, sparkling soda and seltzer water are great substitutes to the lemon-lime soda.
Customizing the alcohol content:
For a less potent Jungle Juice, you can always add less liquor and more fruit juices.
Or the other way round in case you want a stronger punch (pun intended).
Prep the glasses with some ice, add some of the fruit from the punch, sit a kiwi triangle on the glass rim.
Finish it off with a straw and paper umbrella.
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Jungle Juice Recipe
- Measuring cups
- Punch bowl or drink dispenser
- Serving spoon
- Cutting board and knife
- Cocktail glasses
- Straws optional
- Paper umbrellas optional
- 3 cup white rum
- 2 cup vodka
- 1 cup triple sec
- 4 cup pineapple juice
- 4 cup mango juice
- 2 can lemon-lime soda
- 2 lemon sliced
- 3 orange sliced
- 4 kiwi
- Add the sliced fruits to a punch bowl or drink dispenser.
- Pour in the liquors and fruit juices. Stir well.
- Add the liquors and fruit juices.
- Chill for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.
- Top with lemon-lime soda right before serving.
Don’t forget to share your Jungle Juice with us on Instagram using the hashtag #sugarandclothloves. We always love seeing all of your creations! Looking for more quick and delicious recipes? You can find them all right here with a few desserts to go along with them.