First, let's make the punch. Grab a gallon pitcher (or use two smaller pitchers), and pour in apple cider. Slice the apples, squeeze the lime and remove stems from the cherries. Add apple slices, cherries and lime juice to the apple cider. Tips: If you want to add a few lime slices, do so right before you're ready to serve. If you let them soak overnight the rind will make your punch bitter. Don't add the Dr Pepper yet either! Chill the cans of Dr Pepper and the cider with fruit in the fridge, ideally overnight, or until you're ready to pack your vehicle and head to the tailgate. When you get to the tailgate, add the cans of Dr Pepper (and lime slices if you want) and then serve. This will make sure you get some of the bubbly goodness in your punch!
Next, the kielbasa stacks. These you can prepare in advance, or just pack a knife and cutting board you can prep at the tailgate! The kielbasa is smoked so it's already cooked, however, if you have a grill at your tailgate, then you can grill the whole sausage link first to heat it up and get a nice flavorful char, then let cool. From there you simply slice the kielbasa about 1/4" thick, at a diagonal to get a fun football-like shape. Then take a pickle slice and secure it to the bottom of the kielbasa with a toothpick. That's it!
Happy tailgate season all!
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