|Refreshments as Guests Arrive|
I believe I got the recipe originally from Martha Stewart. But as with many recipes, I've changed it up just a bit to accommodate my preferences. I encourage you to do the same! You can see I use a large dispenser for the drink. It would work equally well or perhaps even better in a punch bowl. After about an hour in the above container, I do have to stir the ingredients although it doesn't often last that long. Below I recommend using rock or punch type glasses because while the punch won't taste like it has rum, it will have a bit of a kick after a glass or two, particularly on a hot summer's day.
59 ounces pulp free orange juice (1 carton)
46 ounces pineapple juice (1 large can)
3 limes (2 for juice, 1 for garnish)
1/2 cup light cranberry juice
1/2 cup grenadine
3 cups light rum (optional)
Ice cubes (a dozen or so)
1 lemon, thinly sliced, for garnish
Slice the lemon and one of the limes. Squeeze the remaining two limes and remove any pits from the juice. In a large pitcher, combine the juices, grenadine and optional rum. Add the ice. Stir until well blended. Garnish with the lemon and lime. Serve in rock or punch glasses.