AUNT GEN BIELEC’S CHRISTMAS EVE PUNCH

(Aunt Genevieve Bielec loved to entertain, and loved it when people stopped in for the holidays. This punch was always on her counter for every event: showers, weddings, baptisms, birthday parties and cocktail parties. Everyone was always welcome at Aunt Gen’s house, especially on Christmas Eve!)

I served this punch at Priscilla Finch-Smythe’s tea.

2 quarts "real strong" tea
32 oz. can of pineapple juice
12 oz. can of frozen orange juice
12 oz. can of frozen lemonade
2 liter bottle of ginger ale
Wine (if desired)—"must be Manaschewitz" according to Aunt Gen!
Maraschino cherries

Make tea a day ahead and chill it. Thaw the frozen juices/lemonade and mix with the tea.

You can freeze some of this mixture in ice cube trays and decorate the cubes with maraschino cherries.

Add the wine (if desired) to the punch. Add ginger ale to taste.