Punch bowls are fascinating. I have one. It's enormous. I found it for $2 at a vintage mart, and I couldn't be happier...although I sometimes wish I had another, smaller punch bowl.
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Presenting a punch recipe for a smaller punch bowl! When I make this recipe in this punch bowl, it looks sad. Like I've forgotten half of the punch somewhere else. It is a good amount of punch for a pumpkin keg. Something to think about for autumn.
1 (750 mL) bottle dry white wine
1 (750 mL) bottle sparkling apple cider or juice
8 ounces spiced rum
2 ounces triple sec
You put them together. Ta da! I suggest chilling EVERYTHING beforehand.
Another punch I haven't made yet, but have high hopes for because I think it'll look really cool in this bowl:
Gothic punch from "The Punch Bowl" by Dan Searing:
4 bottles Catawba
1 bottle Bordeaux
1/2 c + 2 tbsp brown sugar
3/4 c orange juice
1 bottle Champagne
Look at the volume of stuff in that! That's totally going to look deliberate, and not like I've accidentally spilled most of the punch in the kitchen. I'm excited.
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