Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Well I found a way to squeeze in my New Years Eve punch recipes that I didn't get to post before December 31st, so now we will celebrate the YEAR OF THE SNAKE with these firecracker punch recipes!
28 oz bottle Canada Dry Ginger Ale
28 oz bottle Canada Dry Club Soda
28 oz bottle Canada Dry Grapefruit
28 oz bottle Canada Dry Lemon Spot
1/4 cup sugar
8 oz bottle maraschino cherries
citrus fruit slices
optional: add your favorite liquor, rum, whiskey or vodka
Pour ice cold Ginger Ale, club soda, grapefruit and Hi Spot over ice in large punch bowl. Add sugar, cherries, and fruit slices. Liquor if desired. Stir gently till sugar dissolves.
YIELDS: 30 punch servings

3 medium apples
4 tbs brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp each ginger and nutmeg
6 cups orange juice
2 quarts cranberry juice
2 bottle or cans (12 oz each) beer or ale
3 tbs raisins
4 thick slices oranges
whole cloves
core apples, slice into thin wedges, sprinkle with brown sigar. Place in baking pan, cover bottom of pan with 1/4 inch water. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. or until tender. Combine sugar and spices in 6 quart kettle. Add all but last 2 ingredients. Heat on low for 15 minutes (do not boil). To serve pour mixture into heat proof punch bow add apple wedges. If desired garnish with 4 oragne slices decorated with whole cloves foraming the numerals of the NEW YEAR!
YIELDS: 3 1/2 qts

46 oz can grapefruit juice
46 oz can orange juice
1 liter 7-up
1 pint lime sherbet
chill fruit juices and 7-up in advance. At serving time. combine pineapple and oarge juices in punch bowl and slowly pour in 7-up. Add scoops of sherbet and serve immediately.
YIELDS: 40 servings

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