Joyful Party Punch
  • 1cup sugar
  • 1/2cup brown sugar
  • 2quarts water
  • 1/2quart lemon juice
  • 1/2quart cranberry juice
  • 2quarts rum(Barbados rum was the drink of the time therefore Mount Gay or Real McCoy 5yr would be most accurate)
  • 1quart cognac(or Brandy) Pierre Ferrand has wonderful nutty notes for this season
  • 4ounces brandypeach brandy(You can use Peachtree if you must. I recommend St George Peach Brandy)
  1. In a large bowl, first dissolve the sugar in enough of the water to do the trick once dissolved add the rest: lemon juice, cranberry juice, Rum and Brandies followed by the rest of the water. Next it needs to chill so add the biggest block of ice you can find. I fill a mixing bowl with water and freeze overnight, then pop out the large dome of ice for this. Let stand in a cool place for an hour or so and enjoy!