Monday, February 21, 2011

The Monday Recipe Blog

Hope your February Monday is warm and cozy.  Here's another Lois Elaine Recipe...

Lois Elaine Mueller's outstanding recipes are featured every Monday. Her heyday was in the 1950's and 1960's, and her children swear she was the best cook that ever lived. Many baby boomers will remember these mouth-watering recipes, and these dishes are just as tasty today as they were in the sixties.

In the '50's and '60's, Christmas and holiday parties were popular events.  Hey, they still are!  A great punch is a necessity for a successful party, and Lois has several punch recipes that look amazing.  Here is one...(beware, it has alcohol!)

Lois Elaine's Orange Punch:

4 oranges, unpeeled
1 pint brandy
6 c. fresh orange juice
1 bottle (4/5 qt) vodka
1 bottle (28 oz) Seven-Up
4 dashes aromatic bitters

1.  Cut thin slice off ends of each orange and discard.  Slice oranges into 1/4 inch cartwheels.  Cut each cartwheel in half.  Place oranges in a shallow glass dish; pour brandy over oranges and chill thoroughly - several hours or overnight.

2.  Have all remaining ingredients thoroughly chilled.  Just before serving pour chilled ingredients over a block of ice in large punch bowl.  Add orange slices and brandy and stir slightly to mix.  To serve, spoon a brandied orange slice into each cup of punch.  Makes about 4 quarts or 32 punch cup servings.


  1. Your orange punch recipe is really east to prepare and thanks to Lois Elaine for it.

  2. Thanks for your comment! Glad you liked the punch. Lois Elaine Mueller passed away about six years ago, but she lives on in her great recipes....