Eerie Witch's Brew


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

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  • 4 C. cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1 C. chopped candied ginger
  • 3 oranges
  • 1 12 oz. can thawed frozen apple juice concentrate
  • 1 6 oz. can thawed frozen limeade concentrate
  • 2 C. seedless grapes
  • 4 C. water
  • 2 32 oz. bottles ginger ale
  • 1-2 lb. dry ice

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

Juice oranges; put juice in a 6-8 quart pan or heavy bowl. Stir in cranberry-ginger mixture, the 3 C. 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 lb. 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.

Warning: Never touch dry ice; use tongs to handle

Yield: 5 quarts 

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