Volleyball Edition: 10 Punches You Should Spike

Volleyball Edition: 10 Punches You Should Spike

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Kelli Foster
Aug 8, 2016

There are some essential activities to help get through the heat of summer, and at the top of our list is drinking plenty of refreshing, fruit-filled punches. Sip them as is, or go ahead and spike them with your booze of choice.

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1. Chicha Morada

This refreshing Peruvian punch has a mix of fruity, tangy, and spicy flavors, thanks to ingredients like tart apples, pineapple, lime, cinnamon, and cloves. Go ahead and spike it with some Pisco.

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2. Vanilla Nectarine Agua Fresca

Agua frescas are traditionally non-alcoholic, but no one will judge if you add a dash or two of bourbon to this one.

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3. Iced Green Tea with Ginger, Mint, and Honey

This summery iced tea, flavored with zesty ginger slices, fragrant mint leaves, and lemon juice, is ultra refreshing on its own, and even better with a splash of your favorite spirits.

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4. Sparkling Peach Punch

Fresh, juicy summer peaches and fragrant basil steal the show in this fizzy punch. Add some extra bubbles with your favorite sparkling wine.

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5. The Bright and Bitter

Aptly named, this refreshing drink gets its name from the balance of citrus and cranberry juices, plus a dash of bitters. Give it a boozy twist with a shot of gin, rum, or tequila.

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6. Hibiscus Ginger Punch

Swap sparkling mineral water for your favorite sparkling wine or Prosecco to make this fragrant punch more festive.

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7. Spiked Blueberry Lemonade

This sweet summer sipper is excellent on its own, but for those times you want to give it a kick, a splash of rum, vodka, or bourbon will get the job done.

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8. Watermelon Strawberry Cooler

This refreshing drink, thickened with chia seeds, is like summer in a glass. For a more grown-up version, spike this cooler with vodka or gin.

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9. Strawberry Basil Sodas

Delightfully sweet and fragrant, you'll love this warm-weather drink when you sip it as is, or spike it with sparkling wine, bourbon, rum, or vodka.

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10. Spicy Ginger Lemonade

The kick from a homemade fresh ginger syrup amps up this warm-weather beverage. Try giving it one extra (and very welcome) kick with a shot of bourbon.

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