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Oranges-n-Cream Punch



Makes about 1 gallon


Cool, creamy, and orange, this punch packs a punch. It can easily be assembled on-site and can serve a crowd.

2 (12-ounce) cans of frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
2 cups whipped cream–flavored vodka
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1⁄3 cup orange liqueur
1 (12-ounce) bottle of clear cream soda
2 liters seltzer water
Maraschino cherries for garnish


In a sealable container, add the orange juice concentrate, vodka, whipping cream, and orange liqueur and stir together.

Refrigerate overnight and transport in a cooler to your tailgate.

At the tailgate, pour the orange and cream mixture into a punch bowl or large pitcher. Add the cream soda and stir.

Add the seltzer and stir. Serve over ice and garnish with a cherry.


From The Southern Tailgating Cookbook: A Game-Day Guide for Lovers of Food, Football, and the South by Taylor Mathis. Text and photographs copyright © 2013 by Jeffrey Taylor Mathis. Used by permission of the University of North Carolina Press.

You don’t have to tailgate to enjoy this punch. It's not for sissies, but it tastes divine. When you're looking for an adult beverage party punch, this creation is hard to beat.

According to tailgating enthusiast Taylor Mathis, "You’ll understand why a game day in the South is unlike any other" when you read this cookbook. Mathis traveled across twelve states to document the favorite foods and game-day traditions embraced by thousands of fans at colleges and universities throughout the football-crazy South. Featuring 110 vibrant recipes inspired by Mathis's tailgating tours, The Southern Tailgating Cookbook is chock-full of southern football culture, colorful photographs of irresistible dishes from simple to extravagant, and essential preparation instructions.

Editor’s note: There are great recipes and ideas in this new cookbook. Football fans will love it. Except any football fans with arch rivals in orange colors, of course. You folks may have to adapt this recipe to your own school colors.

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