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Kentucky Derby Party: Infield Punch

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While the Mint Julep is definitely the obvious drink of choice when it comes to Kentucky Derby parties, revelers who aren’t fans of bourbon can sip on vodka-based “Infield Punch” instead. This simple cocktail recipe from Budget Living’s Party Central is basically just fruit punch & vodka garnished with lemon, but it’s so much more fun with a cool name that matches the theme!


Infield Punch
(serves 10)

2.5 Gallons Red Fruit Punch
1 750 ml bottle vodka, gin, rum, or pure grain alcohol
1 lemon, sliced

Mix punch and liquor in a pitcher. Chill. Just before serving, mix in ice and garnish with lemon slices. Enjoy!

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

6 responses to “Kentucky Derby Party: Infield Punch”

  1. Chic Runner says:

    Can’t way to try this recipe, also do you know where you found the flamingo stirrers? I love all things flamingo!

  2. Emily says:

    I love Budget Living

  3. Punch Lady says:

    Yum! This one will work perfectly for my sunday barbeque!

  4. Sarah says:

    You can find a great recipe for Maibowle and a delicious alcholic strawberry punch at

  5. […] Kentucky Oaks, the sister race to the Derby held the day before. If your theme is the Infield, try Infield punch. Non-alcoholic drinks can include traditional Southern sweet tea, as well as a mocktail […]

  6. I think this will be a must have on Derby Day!