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Ice, Ice Baby

In Drink, Recipes on December 5, 2011 at 9:10 am

We are officially in the holiday season having logged two parties this past weekend with four on the docket this week. The highlight of my own holiday party is a Champagne Pomegranate Punch (the most requested recipe in my arsenal). We serve it in a big punch bowl with a sliver punch ladle from my mother, and the night before I make an ice mold. What goes into the ice changes based on mood, so get creative! First you’ll need a bundt pan. Place lemon slices, pomegranate seeds and fresh mint leaves—or really, whatever fruit and herbs suit your fancy—in bottom of pan.

Fill with water about 2/3 full as the water will expand when it freezes. Freeze overnight, and remove about 1/2 hour before serving so that it slightly melts to loosen sides.

Turn into punch bowl. The ice will slowly melt, which is a good thing considering how much white rum I sneak into that punch. Happy holidays!

  1. Oh boy! i can personally vouch for this punch being a WINNER! it’s delicious and way too easy to drink! you should wrap little bundles of aspirin (like jordan almonds at a wedding) and have them in a bowl next to the punch bowl….

    so happy to have the recipe! thanks!

  2. […] night before the party, I make an ice mold. What goes into the ice changes based on mood, or what’s in my garden. To make your own ice […]

  3. Happy New Year from Florida!
    Now I know to what good use you would put a Punch Bowl.
    I’ll keep my eye out for one.

    xoxoxo b and j

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