Sinners Punch
INGREDIENTS
  • Servings: 12 Qts
  • 2 packets orange Kool-aid
  • (Add to 1 qt. water)
  • 2 qt. grape juice, white
  • (Use white grape juice for yellow punch, regular for red punch)
  • 2 qt. water
  • 1 1/2 qt. orange juice
  • 1 pt. grapefruit juice
  • 4 oz. lemon juice Combine all above ingredients in a large glass or stainless steel container. Stir well. Add:
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 16-oz. cans beer
  • 1 2-liter bottle ginger ale
DIRECTIONS
  1. Stir. Check for flavor and sweetness. Serve over ice.
  2. Optional: Add 1 qt. fruit cocktail. If the punch is kept for over 24 hr., strain to remove the
  3. fruit. Refrigerate.
  4. Yield: about 12 quarts.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
Elsie first experimented with this delectable offering over 3 decades ago. She gave a small party to celebrate a birthday with a few friends and colleagues. Although she and most of her guests consider themselves righteous souls, she declared the devil made her add a bit of the hops to her otherwise wholesome punch. Although she fully planned to put a warning label on the brew, she got really busy and, well, ... you know. Her guests, including the preacher, drained several bowls of the stuff. (Elsie later made full disclosures). Sinner’s punch is still a favorite with the righteous and unwashed.