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Retro Happy Hour: Spicy Holiday Punch

Here's a nifty old recipe for homemade holiday punch. Make it with or without alcohol. 

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Spicy Punch
Old recipe from 1964 Sprite advertising

1/4 tsp. ground allspice
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 cup fresh lemon juice
12 bottles of Sprite (bottles held about 8 oz. back in the day, so "12 bottles" would equal about one and a half 2-liter bottles' worth of Sprite)
food coloring, if desired

Combine all ingredients except Sprite. Add food coloring, if desired. Chill. Add cold Sprite just before serving. Makes 38 4-oz. servings.

If desired, add 1 part blended whiskey to 5 parts punch. Also good with brandy or rum.

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 Nice girls don't hang around the punchbowl making eyes at strange men. Just saying.

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Recipe via SenseiAlan
Image via My Luscious Life

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Alexander Hart

Sounds interesting.

Now we know where Pepsi got their idea for their Holiday Spice version.

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