In 1971, on this day, Apollo 14 launched a successful manned mission to the moon. One of our presidential candidates, Newt Gingrich, has aspirations to have a manned moon base by 2020…IF he’s elected. It’s going to be an uphill climb based on the results we’re seeing from Florida.
Moonbeam Mai Tai Punch
22 servings, 8 oz. each
Newt and his supporters need to have a strong drink and re-group in the morning.
1 bottle (1500 ml) dark rum (or 2 bottles, 750 ml each)
2 cans (46 oz. each) pineapple juice
1 can (16 oz.) frozen orange juice concentrate
¾ cup each freshly squeezed lime juice and lemon juice
8 oz. grenadine
Mix all ingredients in 3-gallon punch bowl; chill.
To serve, fill glasses with ice and add punch.
Garnish punch bowl and drinks with orange slices and maraschino cherries.
Prepare ice cubes or a ring of ice from some of the punch mixture and float on top of punch bowl to keep cool without diluting.