When I was little my mom and dad had lots of parties especially at the holidays. With upwards of 70 people the easiest thing to serve was punch. This is Mom's concoction. The guys love it too.
NOTE: For a festive look and to keep the punch even colder ladle some of the punch into a jello mold and freeze the mold until solid. When you are ready to serve, unmold the ice in warm, not hot, water on a plate as to not make a splash. Then using a spatula take the ice mold off the plate and float it on top of the punchbowl.