May 30, 2012

Cocktails for a Crowd (Dana's Texas Fire Water)


I hosted the Memorial Day cocktail hour  at the lake this weekend.

It was a packed resort and I was wracking my brain trying to figure out what fun drink I could serve that would be yummy and easy to make for a huge (200+ ppl) crowd.

I suddenly remembered a drink I kinda accidentally created years ago wile I was a bartender, catering a huge summer beach party.
It is Summery, It is YUMMY!, It is easy, it makes a TON!


It was dubbed "Dana's Texas Fire Water" by the folks I first served it to.

The Memorial Day Bash was a huge success and everyone LOVED the drinks!
I promised to post the recipe here, so they could all make it for their friends.
You can make it too!
Here we go!


Dana's Texas Fever Water
Makes 5 gallons


1 ¾ liter (big bottle) vodka (use the cheap stuff!)
1 ¾ liter (big bottle) rum (use the cheap stuff!)
1 gallon orange juice
4lb bag of sugar
1 small bottle grenadine
sliced orange, lemon and lime rounds, apples, blueberries, strawberries, what-ever floats your boat!
large bottle maraschino cherries, juice and all
Ice 


Fill large container with ice. 
(I've used trash-cans, large plastic tubs, big coolers, even a bathtub! Use your imagination!) 
Dump all ingredients over ice. 
Stir. 
(I use a hoe, shovel, or boat oar.) 
Let age at least 10-20 minutes. 


Enjoy!
... responsibly, of course!




Cheers!





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12 comments:

  1. Sounds delish. I make a similar big batch of voodoo juice with rum and vodka, ginger ale pineapple juice and lemonade. Next time I do the voodoo I will add all the fruit!

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    1. Sounds good. Is it good and sweet but have u feeling right!?��. I'm having a big bday house party tomorrow and I'm making a big punch bowl. And looking for a good one

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    2. Sounds good. Is it good and sweet but have u feeling right!?��. I'm having a big bday house party tomorrow and I'm making a big punch bowl. And looking for a good one

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  2. What brands of booze did you use? White or gold rum? Have you ever used flavored booze in this?

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  3. and what do you clean the bathtub with before you mix this drink in it?

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  4. My daddy made something similar to this when I was a kid,he called it Jungle Juice. He didn't add alcohol either, he packed all that fruit and stuff into fermenting crocks and stashed it in the garage for a month. When it was ready there was a block party...lol

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  5. Is the 4lb. of sugar to much or is that needed for the taste? :) It sounds good, that just sounds like a lot. If you have made this please let me know :)


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  6. agreed, the sugar seems like way too much...?

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  7. 4 lbs of sugar works out to approximately 8 cups of sugar. There are 48 teaspoons in a cup. That makes it 384 teaspoons total. If this serves 200+ people, that is about 1.9 teaspoons per glass. Doesn't seem that excessive for that much alcohol. It's supposed to be sweet and fruity.

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  8. 4 lbs of sugar works out to approximately 8 cups of sugar. There are 48 teaspoons in a cup. That makes it 384 teaspoons total. If this serves 200+ people, that is about 1.9 teaspoons per glass. Doesn't seem that excessive for that much alcohol. It's supposed to be sweet and fruity.

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  9. 200 people?? Really? Its only 2 bottles of booze. Sounds great though but that number sounds way high.

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  10. 200 people?? Really? Its only 2 bottles of booze. Sounds great though but that number sounds way high.

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