This punch recipe gets its luminescence from the quinine in the tonic water, which naturally glows blue when exposed to UV light. But the quinine’s not just for show: It also gives the drink a slightly bitter flavor that balances the sweeter pineapple juice, pisco, and lime juice. Make sure to place the punch bowl right underneath a couple of black lights to get the maximum glow.
What to buy: Pisco is a brandy distilled from South American white Muscat grapes. It can be found at well-stocked liquor stores or online.
Special equipment: You will need 2 medium or large powder-free latex gloves and 2 rubber bands to make the glowing hands.
To get the glowing effect, you will need a few black lights.
Game plan: To quickly flatten the tonic water for the severed-hand ice cubes, place it in a container and agitate until bubbly. Repeat several times until almost no bubbles remain. Alternatively, pour it into a container, loosely cover, and let sit overnight at room temperature.
The severed hands will need to freeze overnight, so be sure to make them at least 1 day before you plan to serve the punch.
For the punch:
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