Halloween's just around the corner. Here's a beverage you can serve to make the day a bit more festive:
Rated G Version For Kids:
Prepare one packet of grape Kool-Aid according to the instructions.
Ditto for one packet of orange Kool-Aid.
Mix the two flavors in a punch bowl and stir. It's recommended that you mix the grape into the orange rather than t'other way round, so you can watch as the punch turns black. Yummy.
Now add either a one liter bottle of ginger ale or 7Up or Sprite. Dealer's choice.
Drop in a couple of pieces of dry ice for a smoky bubbly concoction.
Now for the fun part (I just discovered this step, as this recipe was presented the same as I've always made it in my local newspaper a couple of weeks ago, but with this step added. I haven't yet tried to do this, but it sure sounds fun!)Take one (or more!) standard surgical glove and fill almost full with water. Tie off the end of the glove with a rubber band and freeze.
Right before serving, run the glove under some warm water ... just enough to melt the ice a bit so the glove detaches from the ice and is easily removed.
Plop that puppy (the ice! the ice! Don't put the gloves in it, silly, unless you're really grotesque!!) into your punch bowl. Scary, innit?
Rated R Version, for adults of legal drinking age only:
Same directions as above, but add vodka to taste!
Okay, some people don't like vodka (the Cold War is over, people), and I have been informed that some rum will do just as nicely. So there you are. Use whatever libation you'd like, and just have fun. 'cause that's what bein' a grownup is all about, hey?