HIIIII GUYS! Did you miss me?? I missed you! It has been a BUSY couple of weeks at work, I had a big event earlier this week and now that it's over - it is time to relax and have myself a cocktail.
Now I know that it's winter, but that just makes me even more ready to pretend like I'm on a beautiful beach vacation where I would order a fancy pants drink with an umbrella and lounge on the beach while I drink it. But you know what's cool about Kungaloosh? No vacation required!
It's easy, it's refreshing, it's perfect for a party...OH - and it's just a little bit strong. Fun story about the first time I had this sneaky little drink: I was over at Pete's family's house, and his dad decided to whip up a batch of Kungaloosh (um, 3 batches, maybe? I can't quite recall for some reason 😜). I'm sitting at the table with the family laughing and chatting and drinking my drink and feeling fine, and I decide to go upstairs to grab a sweatshirt.
The Kungaloosh had other plans...I might have fallen up the stairs just a little bit. Whoops! Needless to say, Pete's dad thought that was HILARIOUS! Which ok, it kind of was. Touché.
I love this recipe because it's very nicely balanced for a blended drink. Strawberry daiquiris and piña coladas are delicious for sure, but they are sooo so sweet that I kind of max out after one. But with Kungaloosh, the limeade gives it a nice tang so it isn't overly sweet, and the blackberry brandy gives it a yummy light berry flavor, but with a little kick. Plus, it's fun to have a fancy drink sometimes! Yes, wine is delicious, and there are always the good old standbys of mixed drinks and beer, but there's just something a little more fun about mixing up something special.
Let's do it!
This recipe is super challenging, so pay attention. Combine the OJ, blackberry brandy, rum, limeade and ice in a big blender.
Put on the top and blend away!
I was obviously kidding about it being complicated - it's a blended drink...what did you expect?
Pour into fancy glasses (or Solo cups, whatever...I don't judge) and ENJOY!
Pinkies up friends...as Sandra Lee says, it's COCKTAIL TIME! Yummy noises await you!
Makes about 8 cups
- 6 oz limeade concentrate
- 6 oz orange juice
- 8 oz Captain Morgan or other spiced rum
- 6 oz blackberry brandy
- 6 cups ice
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
Adapted from the Martin Family Classics!