Jungle Juice is an alcoholic, fruity punch often prepared to be enjoyed in parties. It is the ultimate party drink thanks to its fruity flavor and the fact that it is inexpensive. As a matter of fact, you can serve an entire party of twenty plus with just one big jug. Moreover, it is an easy drink to prepare. A typical Jungle Juice recipe will contain nothing more than a large quantity of hard alcohol blended with a variety of fruit juices. The fruit juices are basically meant for flavour and stretching the quantity of the alcohol.
The origin of Jungle Juice remains widely unknown but is widely associated with The United States Military soldiers. It is belived that these soldiers were the pioneers of Jungle Juice. They threw together whichever alcohol and drinks they had, and were stationed in jungles.
The term “Jungle Juice” is largely attributed to the drink’s potency [abilty to take one to an extreme state of inebriation which creates animal-like behaviour].Portraying such characteristics similar to that associated with the legendary “George of the Jungle” is not strange after two mugs of Jungle Juice. It is said that The U.S Marines in Pacific Theatre of WWII came up with the name “Jungle Juice” from mixing various alcohols and juices in various vessels.
Today, Jungle Juice is improvised in a variety of ways depending on the type of occassion or party it is drank, where it is prepared and the ingredients available for its preparation. This explains why the types of Jungle Juices today have so many variations. Interestingly, the term “Jungle Juice” is nowadays used to describe similar less-than-reputable alcoholic concoctions. Contemporary concoctions of Jungle Juice will still contain a blend of alcohol[ for instance; Everclear, Rum, Tequila, Vodka, Whiskey] and fruit juices like Orange, Apple, Grape and Pineapple which in my opinion offers a great blend with any alcohol. Aditionally, you can eat the fruit as well since it absorbs a considerable amount of alcohol and will get you shnockered.
More often than not, Jungle Juice is prepared and allowed to site overnight to be enjoyed by celebrants the next day. To be honest, Jungle Juice is so popular that it is preferred for a party of any kind. That great victory party after a basketball tournament, end of semester party, and an office party will all go down perfectly with some well blended Jungle Juice.
Keep the party goin!