Winter sports, like the Super Bowl and figure skating, just beg for a good watching party.
Over here, we had a little watching party of our own last month, complete with indulgent foods, bite-sized desserts, and a couple big pitchers of Junior League Stump Lifter.
Now, the Junior League Stump Lifter is my classed-up take on a Southern punch recipe from the Junior League of Hampton Roads, Virginia. It’s lemony, refreshing, lightly carbonated, and surprisingly boozy — perfect for getting your favorite prissy miss or mister to loosen up and cheer like their life depends on it.
Here’s how you make it:
JUNIOR LEAGUE STUMP LIFTER
makes one pitcher
One can of thawed lemon juice concentrate
One bottle of Bass or Harp
12 oz. gin
Once you’ve got your ingredients together, this punch comes together lightning fast.
Ta-da! Stump done been lifted.
Of course, always exercise common sense and caution when serving guests a beverage that is roughly half alcohol.
Here’s the rest of our game-day spread: