Friday, January 15, 2016

Chanukah 2015: Rum Punch

At Thatkid's first Chanukah he was a teeny, tiny newborn.  The holiday meant nothing to him.  But Thatbaby is older, and more aware, and as such, had a lot of fun with his first Chanukah.

Thatkid is old enough to take part in a lot of the traditions.  Like the making of the latkes.

This year we used a bunch of different types of potatoes - sweet, Russet, Yukon, red, and purple.  They may have been our best latkes to date!  I've given up on recipes and completely go on feel.  A little more flour and a little less egg than most recipes I've seen.

We had a family party at Thatmom's house.  You can tell Thatbaby is super excited about the holiday.

While Baby B is now old enough to get into trouble with Thatkid.

Thatkid is getting to be quite proficient in both getting the candles ready, saying the prayer, and playing dreidel.  He even taught his friends how to play!

I figured Thatbaby was too young to be able to unwrap presents.  I was wrong.

I didn't get a chance to share with you some of my favorite holiday drink recipes back during the holidays, so I'll share them with you now.  January is not really the time for parties and get togethers, but tuck these away for upcoming events, like any Superbowl parties you may be planning.  Winter is the perfect time for citrus-y drinks, since those fruits are still phenomenal this time of year.  Our orange tree looks like a Christmas tree, decorated with bright, orange balls.  Throw in some rum, and you have crowd pleasing beverage to brighten up your winter days.

Rum Punch
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup lemon juice
3/4 cup grapefruit juice
2 1/2 cups orange juice
3 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
1 1/3 cup Jamaican rum
3 cups tropical punch
  1.  Make simple syrup by boiling the sugar with 1/2 cup water for 5 minutes.  Let cool.
  2. Mix together with all the other ingredients and let sit for at least 1 hour.   Serve over ice.

1 comment:

  1. That punch sounds fantastic! I love grapefruit juice on anything. Happy late) New Year!