Pirate Punch

Inspired by Carnival Cruises, this Pirate Punch is sweet, fruity, and tastes just like the tropics! Makes a pitcher for 8 or double the batch!

A good friend tells you about the last great cocktail he or she had.

A great friend bribes the wait staff to write down the exact recipe of a treasured cocktail and scans the napkin over to you whilst still on a cruise ship.

A portrait photo of a clear stemless wine glass of cold pirate punch, garnished with a maraschino cherry, orange slice, and pineapple chunk on a toothpick. There are two slices of pineapple on the bottom right hand side of the photo, a orange half in the bottom left, and the glass is set on a wood board.

Casey Markee, SEO guru, is a great friend. Along with cocktail recipes, he regularly advises me on the latest in Google patents, penalties, rankings, and other things to cross your eyes.

Let me tell you why you should make my version of Pirate Punch, though, and not the original.

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Cowboy Spaghetti

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Chinese Chicken Salad

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Chicken Vesuvio

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A square photo of Dr. Pepper Ham. The ham is spiral cut and nine of the slices are stacked forward, showing the spiral cut marks and showing the sweet glaze created using Dr. Pepper. The ham is surrounded by lemon leaves and tehre are four lemon blossoms visible in the lower left hand corner. There is a can of Dr. Pepper visible in the right background.

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