A preserving party is an event where you and your guests will acquire new skills. You'll learn how to make pickles and jam, and the proper technique for sealing the jars, so why not take it one step further and have everyone make their own cocktail? Designate a special space to be the bar and set out all of the ingredients for this beautifully hued drink, a hibiscus punch. Write out the recipe on cardstock, place the necessary measuring tools and mixers on the table, and stack glasses nearby. Fill buckets with other drinks — water, soda, wine, beer — and ice, and slide under the drink table. Then, invite everyone to make their own concoction. To get the recipe I recommend, keep reading.

Hibiscus Punch

Hibiscus Punch


  1. 3 ounces of orange juice
  2. 3 ounces of pineapple juice
  3. 1 1/4 ounces light rum
  4. 1/2 ounce Pimm’s Cup No. 1
  5. 1/4 ounce grenadine
  6. dash of lemon juice
  7. dash of Angostura bitters
  8. dash of egg white


  1. Shake together all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker for 45 seconds.
  2. Add ice and shake again for 45 seconds.
  3. Strain into a chilled 12-ounce glass and enjoy.
    1. Serves 1.

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