Apple Cider Punch

Kim Biegacki

By
@pistachyoo

This was a perfect punch to serve up for the chili cook-off I had this past weekend. I must say that it disappeared more quickly than I had anticipated.

I did enjoy using the very large pumpkin that cost me $8 dollars at a local pumpkin patch and placing the mist maker inside to give it some color and the mist that drifted off it was just beautiful.


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Serves:

12-24 (depending on what size cup you use)

Prep:

30 Min

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

1 gal
fresh apple cider
4 c
orange juice, no pulp
2 bottle
sparkling white grape juice
1 bottle
sparkling blood orange juice
1 1/2 c
lemon juice concentrate
2-3
ice trays full of ice add in punch
2 - 3 medium
oranges, sliced and garnish on top

TO SERVE IN PUMPKIN

1 large
very large, pumpkin....carved, cleaned and rinsed out very well
1 small
misty maker with l.e.d. lights

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Clean out your pumpkin very well. Make it as smooth as possible on the inside so you don't have any pumpkin pulp floating in your punch. Then begin adding all your ingredients that have been chilled overnight in the refrigerator. This pumpkin easily held the 2 gallons of punch that I made. Don't forget to add your ice so that your punch can go a little further and remains nice and cold.
2
I purchased this mist maker at a local Halloween shop but I am sure you can get them online too. It is easy to add this directly down into your punch bowl. Just lightly drop it down into your punch on the side and adjust it so that it is not hit while dipping out punch for glasses.
3
Now, if it is just a little darker in the room the mist will show up much better but the colorful lights that are part of the mist maker are fun too. It is an array of different colors that blink while the mist is being made. Lots of fun for a party of any sort.
4
Here is a pic of the table with punch all ready to go.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American