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Holiday Punch Recipes

One way to make the holiday season merry is with a fantastic bowl of punch.

Not only is big bowl of Christmas punch is an easy way to serve a lot of guests, but it can also be a festive display that gets people in the holiday spirit.

Here are some punch recipes we think will make your holiday party a hit!

    Coconut Eggnog
    Spiced Tea Holiday Punch
    Burroughs Festive Plum Punch
    Wassail Punch
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Campari Bitter Bash

Earlier this week the folks at Campari held their Holiday Bitter Bash at Bourbon & Branch in San Francisco. It was night of Negronis and other tasty Campari cocktails. Upon entering the bar we were greeted by some of Santa’s Helpers with a bowlful this wonderful punch created by mixologist Jon Gasparini of Rye on the Road

Campari Nicaraguan Punch
Ingredients

    15 oz Campari
    10 oz Flor de Caña 7 year
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Holiday Gift Pick: Black Bull Blended Scotch Whisky

Normally, when I pick a scotch, it’s single malt all the way. But Black Bull 12 year blended scotch was a Whiskyfest find that I wouldn’t mind finding wrapped up for me under the tree this year!

Bottled by Duncan Taylor, which has a great stable of whiskies, this scotch is very mellow. The light vanilla and sherry nose gives way to a slightly peaty honeyed scotch that goes down smooth.

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Holiday Gift Pick: Sommelier Wine Glass

Here’s something different for the stylish wine lover in your life. These handblown wine glasses by design hotshot Maxim Velcovsky are crafted to look like a disposable cup.

Enjoy your Cabernet while enjoying the irony of an item lovingly handcrafted to mock something mass-produced. Aside from looking cool, the shape and weight of the glasses make them fun to drink from.

Sommelier Wine Glasses @ A +R Store

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Holiday Gift Pick: Kai Decanter

Decanters not only let your wine and booze open up, they also look great at your bar.

This Kai Decanter from Crate and Barrel is a simple yet elegant gift find. It’s handblown glass with clean, classic lines and, then, at the stopper there’s a little effervescence in the form of tiny bubbles!

Oh, and for about $40 it won’t make your wallet cry.

Kai Decanter @ Crate and Barrel

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Hot Kahlúa Cocktails at Celsius, NYC Pop-Up Bar

Celsius Cocktails, a pop-up cocktail bar in Bryant Park in New York City is offering warm winter drinks made with Kahlúa s rich blend of vanilla and 100% arabica coffee beans. If you’re in Manhattan this season, stop by, I hear the cocktails are reasonable ($8–$12) but if not, the recipes below will help keep you warm. Courtesy of Kahlúa.

Snowcap

Ingredients:
1 part Kahlúa Mocha
1 part Absolut Vanilla
Hot chocolate

Instructions:
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Burroughs Festive Plum Punch

We love punches for the Holidays, they never seem to disappoint guests or host. This one from Beefeater 24 Gin is no exception, it’ll warm your soul on a cold winter night.… Read more

Poinsettia Cocktail

This classic champagne cocktail is wonderful for holiday entertaining. Light and refreshing, the Poinsettia Cocktail ads an extra bit of holiday cheer to any gathering.… Read more

Grateful Cranberry Cocktail

This fall cranberry cocktail is perfect for Thanksgiving. It’s light enough that it won’t compete with a plate full of turkey and mashed potatoes. But the unique mixture of cranberry, honey, bourbon, green tea and ginger ale is full enough to satisfy the taste buds.… Read more

Mr. Boston Holiday Cocktails

New from Mr. Boston, it’s Holiday Cocktails, a collection of seasonal drinks from top mixologists. Contributes include Gary Reagan, Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Dale DeGroff, Jamie Boudreau, David Wondrich, Neyah White and many others.

Mr. Boston Holiday Cocktails will help entertain like a pro this Holiday Season. The books covers party basics, supplies lists, and has 78 recipes ranging from ‘Hot and Steamy’ to ‘Party Punches.’ In addition, trader secrets from bartenders are sprinkled throughout the … Read more

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