A dip in a pool is the number one way to cool off in this summer heat, but not everyone has a pool so here is the next best thing! Here we have a tropical green punch with (or without) alcohol. Learn how we made this magic happen and then learn how to make the drink yourself.
Our Photography Process
Patience, high speed strobes, an absurd amount of green juice and bundles of towels for clean up. Those are the four key components put forth into making this shot.
To capture a splash of liquid, high speed lights are required. We positioned our lights behind the drink, for the most part. Lighting this product from behind brought the light through the glass to show off the bright green color of the liquid without causing the light to reflect on the liquid and overexpose the green punch. We added an additional light to the bottles behind the glass to help add some highlights and keep the image bright.
I really do hate to break your trust, but this was combined from a couple images. The splash is fantastic isn't it? Now please note that we took loads of photos to find our favorite. So, we did not garnish the glass with sugar each and every time. This was tricky to find two images that allowed us to naturally flow with our erupting water and our sweet garnish.
Tropical Citrus Green Punch Recipe
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
2 pkg. Kool-Aid Lemon-Lime Flavor Unsweetened Drink Mix
2 qt. pineapple juice chilled
5 oz Pineapple Flavored Vodka
1 liter Sprite chilled
Step One Simple syrup
Make a simple syrup by heating 2 cups of sugar and two cups of water in a saucepan on medium high heat until the sugar is dissolved.
Step Two Style your glass
Pour sugar onto a plate big enough to fit the top of your glass. Coat the edge of your glass in the simple syrup mixture then into the pile of sugar.
Step Three Mix it up
Combine Kool-Aid mix, pineapple juice and pineapple vodka. Mix until the Kool-Aid is evenly distributed
Step Four Mix it some more
Add chilled sprite to the drink and mix gently and evenly
Step Five Give it a try
Pour the punch into your styled glass and enjoy the weather!