As we are entering the holidays, here is a recipe that will add to the festive atmosphere. It’s actually taken from a magazine ad for Sprite, from 1966.

The ad starts with this line: “Here’s a punch that comes in loud and clear.”

“The Modhouse”

1 6-ounce package lime-flavored gelatin
2 cups hot water
½ to 1 cup bottled lime juice
2 12-ounce cans frozen concentrate for limeade
90 ounces of Sprite
1 teaspoon almond extract

Dissolve gelatin in hot water. Then stir in frozen concentrate for limeade. Add lime juice.

To serve, pour into bowl over 1 ½ quarts of cracked ice. Add Sprite.

Makes 48 4-ounce servings.

If you like a little more spirit, add a fifth of vodka.

If you serve this to your guests, let me know how they like it!

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