The Infamous Puna from Moon over Parador

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Way back when, in the depths of college days history when overindulgent weekend drinking was just a 20-something No Big Deal, my then-husband husband Gene and I watched a movie called "Moon Over Parador" and thought it was one of the funniest things we'd ever seen. Of course, I believe we'd been imbibing quite a bit o' beer so our judgment might've been a little off. (I still think the movie is pretty funny, though.) In the movie, the dictator of a tiny little country called Parador indulges in a drink called a "puna," which is never really described. "Too many damn punas," and the dictator kicks the bucket, and Richard Dreyfus' character, an actor who does too good an impression of the departed, has to take his place while the corrupt political cronies figure out what to do next. Anyhow, we thought it'd be fun to create the puna. What we came up with was pretty darn tasty, and was a hit on those binge weekends of old. I don't remember the exact recipe, and we made it in volume, but here's an approximate single serving. Delicious! :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine it all.
  2. Drink.
  3. When you get to the bottom of the drink, the appropriate raucous chant of "Eat the chunks! Eat the chunks!" is enjoyed by everybody in the room who's sober enough to chant along. Seriously, this is one darn tasty drink!
Most Helpful

This drink was made for my husband, who said he liked it quite a bit after he added some more liquor. He thought it was a tad weak at first. But it does have a nice flavor and that's what counts! Thanks for posting!

Sue Lau May 30, 2004

The puna packs a big punch and is great for casual parties with friends on hot days. "Eat the chunks!"

Steingrim June 13, 2002