Beverages

Cold Duck Punch

Summary

Yield
1 Bowl
SourceMrs. Bowser (1971)
Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
15 minutes

Ingredients

 
Cold Duck (sparkling wine)
 
Rhine wine (or other dry white table wine)
 
Club soda or 7-Up
1 pk
frozen strawberries

Instructions

Combine equal amounts of Cold Duck, wine and club soda or 7-Up in punch bowl. Float a package of frozen strawberries on top (this keeps the punch cool and adds a festive touch). 

Mary Janet Ellenwood's Punch

Summary

Yield
50 Servings
SourceAnne Weaver (1978)
Prep time
7 hours, 30 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
7 hours, 30 minutes

Ingredients

3 pk
Jello (small size; any flavor; use flavor color to go with your color scheme)
4 c
sugar
13 c
water (divided)
2 cn
pineapple juice (46 oz.)
1 oz
almond extract
1
lemon juice (12 oz. bottle)
2
ginger ale bottles (large)

Instructions

Dissolve Jello in 9 cups of warm water. Then dissolve 4 cups sugar in 4 cups water and bring this to a boil to make a simple syrup. Mix both solutions together and add almond extract, pineapple juice and lemon juice. This can be made ahead of time and frozen in milk cartons.

On the day you plan to serve the punch, take out the frozen containers at least 4 hours before serving time and allow to thaw. When ready to serve, tear off the milk cartons and place frozen contents in punch bowl. Chop up frozen solution and pour ginger ale over it. 

Notes

This will be frothy and taste delicious. Perfect for Wedding Receptions, Church Functions or Home Entertaining.

Autumn Tea

Summary

Yield
12 Servings
SourceRobyn Kress, Main Library (2006)
Prep time
5 minutes
Cooking time
5 minutes
Total time
10 minutes

Ingredients

5
tea bags
5 c
boiling water
5 c
unsweetened apple juice
2 c
cranberry juice
1⁄2 c
sugar
1⁄3 c
lemon juice
1⁄4 t
pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

Place tea bags in a large heatproof bowl; add boiling water. Cover and steep for 8 minutes. Discard tea bags. Add the remaining ingredients to tea; stir until sugar is dissolved. Serve warm or over ice.

Banana Orange Slush

Summary

Yield
10 Servings
SourceBev Rhodes, Main Library (2005)
Prep time
24 hours, 30 minutes
Cooking time
5 minutes
Total time
24 hours, 35 minutes

Ingredients

1 c
sugar
2 c
boiling water
1 cn
frozen orange juice (6 oz.)
3
bananas (peeled and sliced)
1 cn
crushed pineapple, undrained (15 oz.)
1
maraschino cherries jar, drained well (10 oz.)
2 1⁄2 T
lemon juice

Instructions

Combine ingredients and refrigerate 24 hours, stirring occasionally. Freeze overnight or until firm in a microwaveable 9 x 13 pan. Remove from freezer 30 minutes before serving — should be slushy. If it doesn’t defrost fast enough, microwave at defrost setting for 5 minutes.

Elixir of Life Tea

Summary

Yield
1 pot
SourceSue Lense, Main Library (2005)
Prep time
5 minutes
Cooking time
5 minutes
Total time
10 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. 

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