Saturday, August 7, 2010
What you need:
1 can (46 oz.) pineapple juice, chilled
1 can (46 oz.) orange-grapefruit juice, chilled (I couldn't find any of this, so I bought some grapefruit juice and some orange juice and mixed them together)
2 quarts carbonated lemon-lime soda, chilled
For ice ring:
miscellaneous fruits such as lemons, limes, and oranges, slicedWhat to Do:
To make the ice ring, arrange your fruit slices in a bundt cake pan or anything else you have that is of a similar shape. Mix together a little of the juices (NOT the soda) and pour over the fruit just until it's covered. Put the pan in the freezer and allow to freeze overnight. When you are ready to serve your punch, take the ring out of the freezer and while holding it upside-down (with one hand underneath to support the ring) over the sink, run hot water over the pan until the ring falls out. Place this in your punch bowl and pour your punch over the top.
To make the punch, stir together the juices in a large bowl or pitcher. Taste this as you go as the grapefruit juice is very strong and will quickly overpower the other flavors. If you get too much grapefruit juice, add some extra pineapple or orange juice. Also, remember the soda will add some sweetness and will also help. Add the soda. Pour into punch bowl and serve immediately, so you don't lose all your carbonation.