When’s a good time for a party? Anytime, that’s when! Any excuse, man. So when a friend’s sister and her little one were in town, I thought I’d invite everyone over for a little impromptu shindig. The kids could play and the adults could relax. Win win.
I had recently teamed up with DPSG Green Bottle at Safeway/Albertsons to find my perfect mix – creating the perfect summer sipper using Malibu® Original Rum and Canada Dry® Ginger Ale. I added pineapple juice, coconut ice cream, and mango sorbet and oh my goodness. Sweet drinkable paradise, party punch style.
The day we decided to have the little insta-party, the Pacific Northwest weather was cooperating nicely – a balmy 80 degrees. So, inspired by the boozy tropical punch I was working on, I thought a little “pop-up paradise” out on the deck would do nicely.
I kept things super duper simple – just one quick trip to Safeway for the booze, food, a few gladiola stems, and some fresh pineapples were all the supplies I needed to buy. Then I hunted around the house for a couple of decorations and printed out this free pineapple printable to throw in a frame. Done!
For dinner, I thought we’d keep it on the deck and just grill up easy-peasy Hawaiian pizzas on naan crusts. BBQ sauce, fresh pineapple, Canadian bacon (smoked tofu for me). Naan is so perfect for personal pizzas, which are one of my favorite foodstuffs for customizing to individual diets and picky kids (well, just one kid in the bunch was picky, and that would be ours).
But this punch, my friends. It is delish. Please know it’s super sweet – so you’ve gotta love sweet – but it’s a good sweet. Perfect for hot weather. Very drinkable.
I love how the mix of ice cream and sorbet along with the carbonation in the ginger ale give it a decadent creamy layer. I used dairy-free ice cream, but a dairy coconut ice cream or even vanilla ice cream – dairy or not – will work well too.
Paradise is thisclose! Make up some punch and you’re good to go – anytime, anywhere.
Pop-Up Paradise Rum Punch
- 1 46-ounce can (about 6 cups) pineapple juice
- 1 liter or about 4 cups Malibu Original rum
- 1 pint or 2 cups coconut ice cream*
- 1 pint or 2 cups mango sorbet
- 2 liters or about 8 cups Canada Dry ginger ale
- In a punch bowl, very large pitcher, or drink dispenser (the vessel should hold at least 1.5 gallons), stir together the pineapple juice and rum. Add the ice cream and sorbet in scoops. Pour the ginger ale over the top. Mix gently, ladle or pour into individual glasses, and serve.
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