The Punch With a Kick!

When it comes to entertaining a group, I’ve got just one word for you, booze-wise: Punch. This one's loosely based on the Long Island Iced Tea from my homeland—make a vat of it and keep it flowing. A couple big benefits: It’s strong enough to get the party started, but too sweet for anyone to go overboard, and it saves you from getting stuck in the kitchen mixing cocktails or hauling the chardonnay out of the fridge for the gazillionth time. Plus, mine’s got fruit in it, so technically it’s good for you… right?

Clinton Kelly party punch

Clinton's Party Punch

Ingredients

  • 1 c Vodka
  • 1 c Tequila
  • 1 c Rum
  • 1 c Gin
  • 1 c Triple sec
  • 1 c Fresh lime juice
  • 2 c Cranberry juice
  • 2 c Blueberries
  • 2 c sliced Strawberries
  • 4 1/4 c Ginger ale

Directions

  • The night before, put the ingredients in the fridge.
  • Combine all ingredients except the ginger ale in large pitcher or punch bowl; add the berries. Right before the party, add the ginger ale (otherwise it will go flat).
  • Top off glasses with a little more ginger ale before serving.

P.S. Want to watch me make it? Check out this episode of The Chew.

The Punch with a Kick!
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Nine years ago, I made a vow to live my life based on three guiding principles: Love, Awe and Gratitude. Today, instead of feeling sad, angry or anxious about The Chew’s cancellation, I will look through the lens of Gratitude and thank: My cohosts, @chefsymon and @carlaphall, for being two of the greatest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. The crew and staff of The Chew for being so dedicated, hardworking and collaborative. Our viewers for allowing us into your homes each day to share a laugh and a recipe — and a cocktail. It’s been a fun run and I am so freakin’ lucky to have been a part of it. Much love, CK ❤️

This photo was taken the day my mom brought me back to the US from Panama, where I was born. She had jet-black hair and a tan, whereas I was basically translucent, with white hair and big blue eyes. Security guards stopped her in the airport because they thought she was smuggling someone else’s baby out of the country. So, I guess it’s time for everyone to come clean. I was indeed stolen. I am actually a Norwegian prince. Where’s my 👑, Terri?!?! Where. Is. My. #%^*ing. 👑?!? 🤪 Happy Mother’s Day!!! I love you. Sorry I’m so weird. ❤️

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