Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Moonbeam Mai Tai Punch

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.

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