Tailgating Punch Recipes Perfect for a Crowd

Football games are exciting, and cheering on your favorite team from the stadium or at home is all well and good. But if you ask us, tailgating is the best part of football season — especially when it's with a big group of family and friends! 

Keep all of your fellow fans happy with some delicious cocktails that are perfect to mix up and serve in a big cooler jug, and will keep the bigger tailgating groups happy. That way you can just load up your car or camper with the big cooler, and not have to worry about it all day! Here are some of our favorite tailgating punch recipes:

Mint Punch Cooler: This light and refreshing punch is satisfying and simple to make. It's very similar to my famous Gin Bucket recipe, and just requires lemonade, limemade, tonic water, gin and a hefty handful of mint leaves. Keep some mint leaves out for people if they want to garnish their drinks!

Beach Breeze Cocktail Punch: Football season starts at the end of summer, so you know guests will still be clinging on to their favorite warm weather memories and recipes well into the fall. Mix up this Beach Breeze Cocktail, made with some delicious tropical ingredients: pineapple juice, coconut water and dark rum. 

Yummy Rum Punch: To keep it simple and classic, make this rum-based punch. Made with cranberry juice, vodka, rum and fresh strawberries, it's definitely a crowd pleaser. Keep some strawberries out for fun garnish (or to nosh on!). 


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