Saturday, March 26, 2011

Southern Comfort Punch

Refreshing Beverage of the Week
Punch: just say the word and you think sickly sweet frou-frou beverage, or at least I do. But sometimes you need to make a bowl of alcohol and it's good to have a good one in your repertoire. Here is one I adapted from Martha Stewart — the original jailbird party animal — which has a few nice touches I was happy to steal. It only seems fair, as she probably did the same!

4 tangerines or oranges
2 lemons
2 limes
2 six-ounce cans frozen lemonade concentrate
1 six-ounce can tangerine or orange juice concentrate
2 liters ginger ale
1 liter Southern Comfort

Line two sheet pans with plastic wrap and set aside. Slice oranges and lemons very thinly and place onto sheet pans and then place in freezer for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, or until slices are frozen. Right before serving, open cans of concentrate and place in a large punch bowl. Add ginger ale, and Southern Comfort and lots of ice cubes. Top with frozen fruit slices and serve.