Pumpkin Punch with Spiced Syrup
(1) 750ml bottle spiced rum
1 cup orange juice
1 cup lemon juice
1 cup spiced syrup recipe*
1/2 cup DLM Organic Pumpkin
2½ cups sparkling water
Cinnamon sticks for garnish
Large pumpkin or punchbowl
In a large bowl, add the spiced rum, orange juice, lemon juice, spiced syrup, and pumpkin. Stir to combine. Once combined, pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a large pitcher and chill until ready to serve.
Meanwhile, place a large bowl into your hollowed pumpkin. Be sure your bowl is safe to handle dry ice. Next, use tongs to fill the bottom of the bowl with dry ice, and cover with a slightly smaller bowl. This bowl will hold your punch. Again, make sure both bowls are safe for dry ice. Pour the mixture into the punch bowl. Add the sparkling water and stir to combine. Carefully pour hot water into the bottom bowl so that it contacts the dry ice, thus activating the vapors.
The length of time the smoky effect will last depends on how much dry ice you use, how hot the water is, and consequently how quickly the ice melts. To keep the effect going you will need to replenish the dry ice as it melts.
Guests can ladle the punch into their glasses and garnish with a cinnamon stick. Remember to give it a stir as you serve, as the ingredients will naturally separate over time.