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Happy Hour: Italian Fruit Punch

Last week, while at my parents house, I was watching an old episode of Everyday Italian when my mom turned to me and said, "Let's make that cocktail!" With its vibrant color it looked amazing, so we sent my dad to the store to pick up the ingredients. The recipe calls for maraschino liqueur, a spirit that's pretty difficult to find.

The next best substitute, according to the alcohol specialist at G&G Market, is kirschwasser. Although it didn't have the bright orange hue, the cocktail was spectacular: not too sweet with a hint of fizz.

Limoncello is an unexpected flavor that makes the drink tart. The recipe makes enough for six cocktails, so it's perfect for entertaining. To look at Giada's recipe,

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Italian Fruit Punch

Italian Fruit Punch

Italian Fruit Punch

Ingredients

2 cups orange juice
2 cups chilled sparkling water
1/2 cup maraschino liqueur
1/4 cup limoncello
Ice

Directions

Combine all the ingredients in a pitcher. Stir to mix. Pour into glasses and enjoy.
Makes about 6 cocktails.

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hardcorecupcakex hardcorecupcakex 7 years
Sounds good
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i think that it's really pretty but i don't know if the ingredients are something that i would be into. i would love for my mom to turn to me and offer to make cocktails with me but she doesn't drink so it's not nearly as much fun as you have!
doogirl doogirl 7 years
YUM! Limoncello is my favorite!
laughing808 laughing808 7 years
I agree with the others, this sounds tasty.......I'll have to find a liquor store that sells that liquor
NatashaAlexis NatashaAlexis 7 years
I agree, sounds delish!
superfoxml superfoxml 7 years
Sounds yum!
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