Make a fruity ice punch ring at your holiday party #Entertaining#Food#beverages#event planning#great-ideas#party December 20 | Guest post by Ange This makes a great addition to the punch bowl for your next gathering and won't melt as fast as a bag of ice cubes meaning your favourite drink will still pack a… punch! To make this holiday punch ice ring you will need: A ring-shaped cake mold Fruit such as lemons, limes, oranges and berries Fresh mint leaves How to make the ice ring: Pour a 2cm layer of water into the ice ring mold and arrange the fruit and mint leaves, they'll float to the top but don't worry about that. Place into the freezer making sure the mold is level and freeze until solid (about 2-4 hours) Once frozen remove the mold from the freezer and top up with water. Return to the freezer until frozen. Simple Punch Recipe: 1 Litre of tea (I like lemon and ginger tea) 1 Litre of tropical fruit juice 1 Litre of lemonade 1 Litre of soda water 1 Litre alcohol (such as rum, vodka or bubbly), optional Juice of two limes Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guest post written by Ange Ange is a writer, blogger, and foodie based in sunny Nelson, NZ and slightly less sunny Lower Hutt, NZ. http://angemarsden.blogspot.co.nz PREVIOUS Smell the holiday decorations: DIY orange and clove pomanders NEXT Recycle your wedding decor into holiday decorations Show/Hide comments [ 9 ] Even better, make the ice ring with punch instead of water, so that it doesn't dilute your punch as it melts! 9 agree Reply My mom used to make these for parties, using punch/juice. They always looked awesome! Reply If you want to have clear ice, boil water before freezing. 6 agree Reply I'm all a bit late to this, but this is a brilliant tip! Reply I make these for party's sometimes. If you don't have an ice ring mold you can take any sort of freezer safe container to make it. (I usually use some take-out soup containers, or generic tupperware.) Put fruit slices in it, I like to stand them up around the edge, freeze an inch of water so they stay standing up, then top them off and freeze again. I've also frozen a few big blocks without fruit when we have an ice bucket out for drinks at a party. Put 1 or 2 bigger blocks of ice in the bottom of the ice bucket, they'll help chill the bucket, and by the time people dig down to them they've melted to average size ice cubes. Reply You can also use a metal bundt or angel food cake pan. Reply Or try a rubber glove for haloween punch! 1 agrees Reply A friend used to make a lime-y, sherbert-y punch for parties and she would use make a sherbert ring instead of ice Reply Perhaps it's just my mind, but the way that photo cropped in the preview looked, uh, rather perverted Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.