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Tropical Vodka Punch

Our tropical vodka punch is a simple 5-ingredient vodka and rum drink that takes minutes to prepare. Making it the perfect party punch for a crowd!

Party punch, it’s a simple cocktail that’s been popular for decades. Everyone has their own concoction, and I’m no different. I can’t take total credit for this one. An old friend introduced me to this drink about 20 years ago.

While the drink is tasty, it’s a strong alcoholic punch that has a kick that can’t be denied. If you prefer something a little lighter, then check out our rum mixed drinks or our pomegranate mimosa recipe.

In the meantime, let’s get into the kitchen and start mixing beverages. Which, turns out, is one of my favorite things to do.

The vodka and rum mixed drink in mugs.

How to make tropical vodka punch:

First, start by slicing the fresh fruit you wish to add to the rum and vodka mixed punch.

We used fresh oranges and Maraschino cherries. The fruit is optional, but using it adds a ton of color to the drink.

Fresh fruit added to a glass pitcher.

Next, grab a large pitcher or punch bowl. Place the ice cubes and the fruit slices into the dish.

Then, pour in the tropical fruit punch, rum, and vodka. Last, stir and serve the chilled cocktail.

Rum, vodka, and punch added to the pitcher.
What do you mix with fruit punch vodka?

Typically a fruit punch vodka goes well from most tropical flavors like, pineapple, mango, papaya, and kiwi fruit. Also, you can add rum to the mixed drink for added flavor and alcohol content.

What’s inexpensive alcoholic punch?

Usually a mid to low shelf vodka or rum mixed with pineapple juice, coconut water, and/or fruit punch.

An up-close view of the finished cocktail.
An up-close view of the finished cocktail.

Tropical Vodka Punch

4.6 from 122 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 9 Servings

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  • ice
  • ½ gallon tropical punch (64 ounces)
  • ½ cup coconut rum or more to taste
  • ½ cup vodka or more to taste
  • Orange slices and maraschino cherries for garnish


  • Place ice in a large pitcher. Pour in punch, rum, and vodka. Stir to combine. Garnish with orange slices and cherries if desired.
    ½ gallon tropical punch
    ½ cup coconut rum
    ½ cup vodka
    Orange slices and maraschino cherries
  • Serve in individual glasses over ice.


The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 8-ounces of the tropical vodka punch. Actual calories will vary.


Serving: 8ounces | Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 3mg | Sugar: 19g | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Recipe Rating

Angela R Turner

Sunday 4th of October 2020

I made 2 different batches of this recipe. One batch with Mango Rum (1 cup) and Pineapple Vodka (1/2 cup) and one batch with Mango Rum (1 cup) and Watermelon Vodka (1/2 cup). Both batches were a hit. I will be making these again. Thank You John and Kim for the great recipe find!!