All our best to you and yours and hope you're able to spend this evening with friends and loved ones.

I recommend you ring in the New Year with a tasty punch.  Class it up a bit, in an olde timey way.  This one hits the spot.

It's really very good.

If too late now, do file the recipe away and try it the next time you're having a party.  Freeze some grapefruit-sized water balloons for ice (then remove the balloon, give it a rinse to get off that powder, and in the punch it goes).


And serve it in a punch bowl like this: