This recipe actually appeared in the October 1962 issue of the Grain Belt Diamond, a newsletter for the employees of Minneapolis Brewing Company/Grain Belt Breweries, Inc. in Minneapolis. (The company is long gone but Grain Belt Premium is still around, brewed by August Schell Brewing Company in New Ulm, MN.) Whip up a batch of this for your next holiday party…if you dare.
DIAMOND CLEAR PUNCH
Get an oversize bowl and mix the following ingredients in the order given. Stir well, and add as much ice as possible. Serve when chilled.
Grapefruit Juice, 2 quarts
Weak black tea, 1 quart
Lemon Juice, 1 cup
Light Puerto Rican Rum, 1 quart
Strong Grain Belt Premium Beer, 8 twelve-ounce bottles
Sugar to taste, about a cup. Remember, always put the beer in just ahead of the sugar.
(Left: Stanley and Albert were cartoon mascots for Grain Belt Premium in the late 1950s and early 1960s.)