Gin Bucket
Food and Drink

Recipe courtesy of Cassandra Sissom

Gin Bucket

"Conceived at Indiana University, the Gin Bucket emerged from the ancient rivalry game between IU and Purdue. Dubbed the Old Oaken Bucket, the teams first faced off in 1925, awarding the trophy of—you guessed it—an old oaken bucket. The traditional Gin Bucket is drunk through turkey basters. No answers to that mystery yet. For a Super Gin Bucket, add tequila."

Makes: 1 gallon


2 liters gin

2 liters Fresca (or any lemon lime soda)

1 12-ounce can frozen lemonade concentrate

1 12-ounce can frozen limeade concentrate

2 lemons, sliced in rounds

3 limes, sliced in rounds

In a washed, metal bucket (or container of your choice), thoroughly mix the gin with the two concentrates (still frozen). Drop in the slices of fruit and stir. Gently pour in the bubbly soda to preserve the fizz. You can use up to 4 liters of soda to adjust the strength of the punch. Serve over ice.