What would your Halloween party be without a ghoulish punch? This one only looks creepy, but tastes refreshing and crisp. For a children’s party, just omit the vodka.
1 6 oz. can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1 6 oz. can frozen orange concentrate, thawed
1 6 oz. can frozen pineapple juice concentrate, thawed
1 28 oz. bottle seltzer, chilled
1 (4/5 qt.) bottle vodka
Combine ingredients in a large punch bowl. Stir well. Cover with creepy ice “hands.” Makes 3 ½ quarts.
Frozen Ice Hands
To turn your punch into a ghoulish presentation, float severed “hands” in the punch bowl. Make them by filling clear plastic kitchen gloves or vinyl gloves (obviously not powdered) with grape juice. A drop of purple food coloring will provide a deeper contrast to the punch. Tie the gloved hand with the kind of knot you would use to tie a balloon and pull it tight against the juice filled gloves. You can also secure tightly with a rubber band.
Place on a sheet pan. Freeze hard. To remove hands, cut below the knot and carefully peel back plastic or vinyl. When you get down to the fingers, be careful not to break them off (although floating fingers work, too). With sharp pointed scissors cut along fingers carefully removing glove. Place in punch just before serving. They will float as they are lighter than the liquid.
Cheers to a very scary Halloween!
Photographer Bill Brady http://bit.ly/9wFYxm