a few weekends ago we threw a party to celebrate the addition of three letters to the end of stephen's name: CPA. I served beer and wine and my legendary sangria. initially, I had planned to put the sangria in one of those cute drink dispensers but my mom warned that all the fruit in the sangria would jam the spout of the dispenser. my mom suggested serving the sangria in a punch bowl instead, with a ladle so that people could also scoop out fruit into their cup.
given that our party was an all-day affair, I planned to try out a punch bowl ice ring for the first time. I didn't want regular ice to melt the sangria down and I've always wanted to try an ice ring. making an ice ring requires minimal effort for maximum results - all you need is a bundt pan and your choice of fruit, and a couple of hours to make it all come to together in the freezer.