Bloody red punch

By J. Scott Wilson
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One great trick is to make a hand-shaped piece of ice to throw in your grog. All you have to do is fill a nonpowdered, nonlatex surgical glove with water and freeze it. Important note: Make sure the glove is not latex; some people have latex allergies -- that would really make your party scary. You can get them at local pharmacies and drug stores.


10 c. cranberry cocktail

3 c. orange juice

1 c. lime juice

Sugar to taste (optional)

Vodka, tequila and/or rum to taste (optional)


Mix all of the ingredients in a large punch bowl, hollowed-out pumpkin or kettle. Serve chilled (make ice cubes from one of the juices or apple juice.)

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