Eerie Witch's Brew Recipe


A smoking cauldron of punch made with grapes and orange peel masquerading as eyeballs and worms.

A SERIOUS CAUTION: never touch dry ice; use tongs to handle

Step 1

In a 1 to 2 quart pan, bring 1 cup of cranberry juice and candied ginger to a boil over high heat. Boil, uncovered, about 2 minutes, set aside.

Step 2

With a vegetable peeler, pare peel (colored part only) from oranges; cut peel into thin 2-inch-long worms; or use an Oriental shredder to make long shreds. Add orange peel to cranberry mixture. Cover and chill at least 4 hours or as long as overnight.

Step 3

Juice oranges; put juice in a 6 to 8 quart pan or heavy bowl. Stir in cranberry-ginger mixture, the 3 cups cranberry juice, apple concentrate, limeade, grapes and water. If made ahead, cover and chill up to 2 hours. Add ginger ale and about a 1 pound piece of dry ice (DO NOT put small pieces in punch or cups); ice should smolder at least 30 minutes. Ladle into cups. Add any remaining ice when bubbling ceases.

Makes 5 quarts; allow about 1-1/2 cups for a serving.

From: Earl Shelsby

Things You'll Need

  • 4c Cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1c Chopped candied ginger (1 jar)
  • 3md Oranges
  • 1cn (12-oz) thawed frozen apple juice concentrate
  • 1cn (6-oz) thawed frozen limeade concentrate
  • 2c Seedless grapes
  • 4c Water
  • 2 Bottles (32 oz each) ginger ale
  • 1lb Dry ice - up to 2 lbs

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