Volleyball Edition: 10 Punches You Should Spike

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

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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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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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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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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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