Sippin' on Summer Part II

The 4th of July is here and where has the year gone?! Well, no matter how fast time flies, we should always make time to crack open a few cold ones with friends. We here at Cushy, as always, have a fun and spirited way to make that happen.  

I’m a closeted grape soda lover. When thinking of recipes I knew I had to include this somehow. When I was in college a friend of mine would always order Purple Drank at this dive bar we used to go to, and I had to figure out a way to make this into a punch. In my personal opinion, it was rather successful. 

Grape Drink

For the Grape Soda Lover 


  • 1 2 ltr bottle of Grape Soda 
  • 1 2 ltr bottle of Sprite or Club Soda 
  • 1 bottle of grape vodka 
  • 1 bottle of sweet and sour mix 
  • 2 lemons, sliced 
  • 3 limes, slices

Cass's Pro-Tip: 

Make friends with the bartender

An entirely different friend and I used to frequent a bar in El Paso, that has since closed. Like many young girls, we made fast friends with the bartender and he would often make us shots. The Pineapple Upside Down shot was our favorite. Instead of having these at a party and making them in small shots, I decided to make them in punch form. 

Pineapple Upside Down Punch

Will Have You Right Side Up In No Time 


  • 1 2 ltr bottle of Sprite 
  • 1 can of pineapple juice 
  • 1 bottle of Vanilla Vodka 
  • 1 C. grenadine 
  • pineapple chunks and Maraschino cherries for garnish 


  • Combine all ingredients and serve chilled over ice. 

Thanks for reading and as always, enjoy responsibly!