Wine and vodka, two great tastes that combine well together, can be mixed to create a perfect wine and vodka punch to serve at any occasion.
Making a Wine and Vodka Punch
Depending on the type of wine and vodka that you use, the variation in each recipe can be huge. This allows you to mix the ingredients in an endless number of ways. While there is plenty of room for experimentation, the following are some of the most popular wine and vodka punch recipes.
Whether you decide on the citrusy orange lemon vodka punch or the tart cranberry wine punch, you'll be glad that you used wine and vodka as the building blocks for your drink.
Simple Vodka Punch
To prepare this drink, you'll need at least one 750 ml bottle of vodka, two 75 cl bottles of white wine, a half gallon carton of lemonade, and 1½ half gallon cartons of orange juice. Don't feel the need to buy expensive vodka or wine. This drink will taste just find with most any brand.
Add ice to your punch bowl. and pour in all of the ingredients one at a time, stirring between each one. Slice oranges and lemons, and float them on the top of the drink for a neat effect.
Vodka Champagne Punch
This drink has a bit more fizz than the simple vodka punch. Purchase a 750 ml bottle of pink champagne, a specific type of sparkling wine, and chill it well - at least for a couple hours. Once it is cool enough, pour the full contents of the bottle into a large punch bowl over ice, and add half of a 750 ml bottle of vodka. Next, add in a large box of frozen strawberries. Do not drain the syrup from the frozen strawberries beforehand. It adds a lot to the color and flavor of the drink.
Mix in a medium-sized can of pineapple chunks with the juice included, a two liter bottle of club soda and a two liter bottle of ginger ale. Stir between adding ingredients, and mix the ingredients together completely for ten to 15 minutes before serving the punch to your guests.
Cranberry Wine Punch
Cranberry wine punch, a slightly tart drink, is great for both informal parties and more formal events. Add ice to a large punch bowl, and combine three parts vodka with one part chilled burgundy wine and four parts chilled cranberry juice.
If you measure the ingredients out in cups, this should serve about 15 people. For larger parties, scale the ingredients up accordingly. Sliced oranges and strawberries will look great as a garnish in this punch.
Ice Cream Punch
Another citrus flavored beverage, this wine and vodka punch recipe works best with a scoop of orange or lemon sherbet (or sorbet, which contains no dairy) on top.
Add one can each of limeade and lemonade concentrate to a bowl with ice. Mix in four cups of white wine and four cups of vodka. Lemon vodka tastes great, but regular vodka will work just as well. Add about three liters of cold ginger ale to the mixture and float some sherbet on top. This great-tasting beverage only gets better as the sherbet or sorbet melts throughout the punch bowl.
Making a truly good vodka wine punch isn't always easy, because the punch becomes weaker as the ice melts in the bowl. In order to offset this effect, make sure that all of the ingredients are extremely cold (unless otherwise specified by a recipe) before adding them into the punch bowl.
Sparkling or carbonated beverages are preferable in an alcoholic punch, but make sure that you add any fizzy drinks as the final ingredient.
Finally, there's no need to spend money on expensive liquor to add to your punch bowl. When you add all the other ingredients, it truly makes no difference whether you've bought from the top shelf or the bargain bin. Your guests will get the same effect with the cheap stuff, and chances are they'll be glad that you saved the "good stuff" for other vodka drinks at your party.