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Blueballs & Rum Punch

My sister is getting married in less than two weeks, and this past Saturday I threw her bachelorette party.  I bought lots of silly things for the party, like a 5 foot tall blow up man and a penis ice cube tray!  While driving home one day I had the best idea ever – to freeze blueberries into the ball part of the penises to make little blueball penis icecubes!  It worked wonderfully.  Also, I made rum punch (sugar free!) and used a bundt pan to make a super cute ice block to keep the libation cold.

Here are some photos:

It seems counter-intuitive, but it’s easiest to fill the tray with ice FIRST, then place the berries. Also, I had to pick out all the smaller berries.

Such a big hit!

Delicious rum punch recipe to follow. For the ice block, place whatever fruit you want to freeze into the ice into the pan, then fill with an inch or two of water and freeze. Once the first part is frozen, fill the rest of the pan with ice and freeze into one big block.

Rum Punch Recipe

What you need:

  • 1/2 to 2/3 of a gallon (handle) of white rum, I used Bacardi
  • Two 2 liter bottles of Diet Sprite, 7-up, Sierra Mist, whatever
  • One packet of fruit punch crystal light

What to do:

  1. In a really, really big bowl (like seriously huge), mix the soda and crystal light powder together
  2. Pour in half a gallon of rum, taste, and see if you want more.  You should be able to taste it slightly.
  3. Mix very well, and serve!

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Agua Fresca

I love strawberry agua fresca, you guys.  I love it to much, I want to marry it.  I go to the swapmeet in East County, just to get it.  Then I got the courage to ask the cashier at the tamale stand how to make it… What she told me was TOTALLY different than the recipes on line.  She said the secret ingredient is half and half.  The recipes online are always just fruit, sugar, ice, water.  I don’t buy half and half, and always have 2% milk, so I used that instead.  The result was SO GOOD.  Almost just like at the swapmeet, but no pants required.

P.S. Please do not mix up SALT for SUGAR in this recipe.  Trust me, it is the most disgusting thing you will taste all month, if you do.  #ilearnfrommymistakes :/

What you need:

  • 4 cups chopped/ hulled strawberries (about the amount you get from a small container from the store)
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • blender

What to do:

  1. Add all the stuff to the blender… and puree! 
  2. Put the agua fresca in the fridge for at least an hour, 2-3 hours is preferred.  Don’t worry if the foam settles on top.
  3. Stir it up and enjoy, preferably in a warm, sunny spot. 

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