Jim Beam Fruit Punch

Jim Beam Fruit Punch

The Spruce / Rachel Riesgraf

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 10 to 16 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
180 Calories
0g Fat
11g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10 to 16
Amount per serving
Calories 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 78mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A whiskey fruit punch does not get much easier than this while maintaining a full bouquet of flavors. Featuring Jim Beam's cherry-flavored bourbon, Red Stag, and created by Bobby "G" Gleason, this cocktail has a more sophisticated touch than the Red Stag lemonade for the simple fact that Champagne is one of its principal ingredients. It makes it a beautiful addition to any party and, the good news for you is that it's easy to prepare.

The "fruit punch" of this recipe comes from a combination of Red Stag, strawberry liqueur, and passion fruit coulis. A coulis is a sauce made from a fruit or vegetable puree, just like this cranberry coulis, though passion fruit juice works perfectly and may make the punch a little easier.

The punch is finished off with chilled Champagne in the glass. You should be able to get away with one standard bottle of wine for this recipe. However, if you really like your drinks to sparkle, it's a good idea to have a second one on hand so you can pour more into each glass.

Ingredients

  • 1 (750-milliliter) bottle cherry whiskey

  • 1 1/2 cups strawberry liqueur

  • 3/4 cup passion fruit coulis, or passion fruit juice

  • 1 (750-milliliter) bottle ​Champagne

  • Strawberries, for garnish

  • Lemon twists, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Jim Beam Fruit Punch ingredients

    The Spruce / Rachel Riesgraf

  2. Pour the cherry whiskey, strawberry liqueur, and passion fruit into a punch bowl with plenty of ice. Have a bottle of Champagne on ice beside the punch bowl.

    Pour the cherry whiskey, strawberry liqueur, and passion fruit into a punch bowl with plenty of ice

    The Spruce / Rachel Riesgraf

  3. To serve, ladle the mixture into Champagne flutes and top with Champagne.

    ladle the mixture into Champagne flutes and top with Champagne

    The Spruce / Rachel Riesgraf

  4. Garnish each glass with a strawberry or lemon twist on the rim. Serve and enjoy.

    Jim Beam Fruit Punch, Garnish each glass with a strawberry or lemon twist on the rim

    The Spruce / Rachel Riesgraf

Tips

  • Gleason suggests an easy way to make ice balls: Fill balloons with water and suspend them from your freezer rack until frozen. This will result in more of a teardrop shape than a ball, but it's still very fun.
  • Champagne may be recommended, but it's not required. Pour any sparkling wine you like; you can often save money by going with a sparkling rosé.

Recipe Variation

  • You can freeze a complementary juice into your ice balls and put that into the punch bowl. As it melts, the liquid will merge into the punch without watering it down. Try white grape, grapefruit, or pineapple juice. They'll each give the punch a fun twist.

How Strong Is a Jim Beam Fruit Punch?

The exact alcohol content each of your guests has in their glass is going to depend on how much punch and wine you pour. As a general estimate, the finished drink should fall somewhere in the 18 percent ABV (36 proof) range. That's stronger than a glass of wine and a little lighter than cocktails like the cosmopolitan. Keep that in mind because it is easy to drink a little too much.