Jungle Juice – The History of a Very Misunderstood Cocktail

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Everyone know jungle juice is just a mix of whatever you have on hand. Well believe it or not jungle juice does have a history and it IS made with whatever you have on hand. The name jungle juice was created during World War II by the American soldiers fighting in the pacific. On these dense heavily forested islands there was no guarantee when your next supply shipment would come or what would be in it. So they made due with what ever booze they got and whatever mixers (mostly fruit) they had around. Thus jungle juice was created. So it is correct that there is no official jungle juice recipe and a true jungle juice is whatever you got mixed together. What I have provided here is a fancy fruit juice recipe with booze but you can do whatever the hell you want. If you don’t have any idea of what you want then hopefully this recipe helps give you an idea.

Again you can use whatever you want technically but this is an amazing recipe. Everyone I know who has had this is blown back by it and then when I explain the whole jungle juice history are left very impressed. It is a lot of ingredients but they all go together very well in the amounts I have listed.


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Jungle Juice – The History of a very Misunderstood Cocktail

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Learn how to make an amazing Jungle Juice cocktail.


  • 1/2 oz Guava Juice

  • 1/2 oz Papaya Juice

  • 1/2 oz Apricot Juice

  • 1/2 oz Passion Fruit Juice

  • 1/2 oz Apple Juice

  • 1/2 oz Pineapple Juice

  • 1/2 oz Orange Juice

  • 2 oz Gold Rum


  • Add ice to the serving glass and combine all the ingredients in the serving glass
  • Give the drink a couple turns to chill and mix


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