Eerie Witch's Brew
- 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
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