Do you remember wondering what in the world you would ever do with your Grandmother’s punch bowl? Well, pull it out of the attic! Sure, gathering around the punch bowl and guzzling some sickening sweet concoction while making small talk may seem nerdy or even too old fashioned to be fun. However, a well made punch can really add spark to your party; not to mention a facet others missed when it comes to standing out as a host/hostess. Here is a great thirst quencher that is sure to please all your guests. You can make this as a punch or serve individually. Cooled or warm as a “toddy.”
Holiday Rum Punch
750 ml of Rum (light or dark, it’s up to you)
2 cups of orange juice
1½ cup (sweetened) sour mix
2 cups of brewed (cool) orange pekoe tea
Mix all the ingredients in a punch bowl and stir with a wooden spoon. Garnish with thinly sliced orange rings. Place a large block of ice in the bowl to keep cool. (Ice cubes will melt faster and water down the punch.) If you want to serve this warm, leave out the tea. When a guest reaches for a cup of punch, have the warm tea close by to top off their cup.
Hint: Make a decorative ice block by placing edible flowers in a bowl with water and freezing over night.