Yucca Flats

Dorinda Willard


No clue where the title comes from (maybe the bombing range), but I have had and used this recipe alot over about 35 yrs (damn I'm getting old) You can sit around on a warm day sippin' this and it will go down like a sweet tea, UNTIL you try to get your butt out of the lawn chair and know something is wrong. Body parts have lost contact with brain! We drank this on a tube run on the Toccoa River in GA, it was all I could do to get outa that damn tube.


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 12 large
    lemons, cut in half
  • 1 large
    jar maraschino cherries & juice (get at sam's)
  • 1 1/2 lb
    granulated sugar*
  • 1 bottle
    750ml cheap vodka
  • 1 bottle
    750ml warm water
  • 1
    bag crushed ice

How to Make Yucca Flats


  1. Get a gallon jug (empty lrg mayo jar is perfect-and it has a handle)
    Squeeze lemons into jug, put juice, lemon halves and all.
    Trust me you won't care about the seeds after a few drinks.
  2. Combine vodka, warm water, sugar in jug. Stir very well to dissolve sugar.
    Add that large jar of cherries (smash them or cut them into smaller pieces) juice and all. Stir again and then fill the jug with crushed ice, shake well to mix all the goodies and put in the frig. for at least 12 hrs.
  3. Leave it in the jug if you are on the go. If not pour in a pitcher or drink server that has a spout, then when you are ready to enjoy, just pour over ice cubes and let the world go by!!!
    *I read somewhere that you could substitute 1 lb of confectioners sugar.

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About Yucca Flats

Course/Dish: Punches
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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