Beverages

Holiday Punch III

Summary

Yield
2 Gallons
SourceRuth Browning (1982)
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time
Total time15 minutes

Ingredients

1 q
grape juice (bottle)
1 pt
lemon juice
1 pt
orange juice
1
carbonated water (bottle)
1 pt
ginger ale
1⁄2 pt
pineapple or other sweet fruit juice

Instructions

Mix ingredients in a large bowl filled with ice. If desired, garnish with sliced fruits. 

Hot Chocolate Instant

Summary

Yield
100 Servings
SourceMary Ann Gilbride (1988)
Prep time5 minutes
Cooking time
Total time5 minutes

Ingredients

1 pk
powdered milk 8-qt box
1 1⁄2 lb
Nestle Quik
1 lb
powdered sugar
8 oz
Cremora

Instructions

Mix well and place in covered container. 1/3 cup of above mixture to 1 cup hot water and you have a great cup of hot chocolate for any occasion.

Holiday Punch II

Summary

Yield
1 Punch Bowl
SourceMark S. Brackney (1973)
Prep time3 hours
Cooking time
Total time3 hours

Ingredients

2
5th Entra Dry champagne
1
5th bourbon (blended)
1 q
club soda
2 c
cranberry juice
1 c
ReaLemon
3 oz
grenadine
 
fresh fruit (for ice ring)

Instructions

Make an ice ring using fresh fruit. Chill all ingredients. Pour everything in punch bowl very slowly. Begin with bourbon. 

Apple Cheer

Summary

Yield
1 Servings
SourceBrian Cosens (1971)
Prep time5 minutes
Cooking time
Total time5 minutes

Ingredients

 
apple cider
 
vodka

Instructions

Mix to taste. Serve in iced glasses.

Holiday Punch I

Summary

Yield
1 Punch Bowl
SourceMrs. Snow (1970)
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time
Total time15 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄5
Jamaica Rum
2⁄5
brandy
1 1⁄2 cn
frozen lemonade (large cans)
4 1⁄2 q
club soda
1⁄8 c
lemon juice
 
maraschino cherries (opt., for ice ring)

Instructions

Fills one large punch bowl. Ice ring with maraschino cherries frozen inside looks nice.  

Notes

Very smooth punch.

Ashleys

Summary

Yield
4 Servings
SourceAmy Erickson (1993)
Prep time5 minutes
Cooking time
Total time5 minutes

Ingredients

1 cn
frozen limeade concentrate (thawed, not diluted, 6-oz)
6 oz
white rum
12 oz
beer (1 bottle)
 
cherries (for garnish, optional)
 
lime slices (for garnish, optional)

Instructions

Pour first 3 ingredients into a pitcher and mix. Serve in small punch-size glasses over crushed ice. Garnish: Make as needed, as the beer will go flat if made ahead. Anyone who enjoys a whiskey sour-type drink will like Ashleys. Because of the limeade, they come out pale green in color.

Christmas Welcome Punch

Summary

Yield
1 Punch Bowl
SourceMrs. Maginnity (1971)
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time
Total time15 minutes

Ingredients

1 1⁄2 c
pineapple juice
1 cn
limeade (6 oz.)
1 T
honey
3
7-Up bottles (7 oz.)
1 dr
green food coloring (opt.)
 
lime slices (opt., for garnish)

Instructions

First, combine pineapple juice and limeade. Add the honey and stir until well blended. Slowly add the 7-Up and a drop of green food coloring, if desired. Add ice to the mixture and serve. It will make it more festive if garnished with lime slices. 

Merry Brew

Summary

Yield
6 Servings
SourceToni Tessman (1979)
Prep time10 minutes
Cooking time25 minutes
Total time35 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄2 c
brown sugar (firmly packed)
1⁄4 t
salt
2
cinnamon sticks
1 T
whole cloves
1⁄2 t
whole allspice
1 c
water
2 q
apple juice
1
lemon (thinly sliced)
1
orange (thinly sliced)

Instructions

Combine sugar, salt, spices and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Combine apple juice and fruit slices in a large saucepan; heat gently. Strain hot spice liquid into apple juice and serve warm. Yield: 2 quarts.

Elixir of Life Tea

Summary

Yield
1 pot
SourceSue Lense, Main Library (2005)
Prep time5 minutes
Cooking time5 minutes
Total time10 minutes

Ingredients

 
young lemon balm leaves (handful)
 
fresh rosemary (3-5 leaves)
 
fresh lavender blossoms (2 sprigs)

Instructions

Put ingredients into a diffuser. Pour hot water over leaves and let steep. Color will be very pale, if there is any. Good hot or iced. 

Notes

This is a refreshing, relaxing decaffeinated brew going back to Roman times. 

Punch

Summary

Yield
16 Servings
SourceHelen Mercer (1976)
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time
Total time15 minutes

Ingredients

16
punch cups
1 cn
frozen lemonade concentrate ( 6 oz.)
1 cn
frozen orange juice concentrate (6 oz.)
2
bottles ginger ale (or 1 soda and 1 ginger ale)

Instructions

Combine. To stretch, add 1 more bottle ginger ale. 

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