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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!
Spiced Tea Holiday Punch
Burroughs Festive Plum Punch
Ponche … Read more
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
15 oz Campari
10 oz Flor de Caña 7 year
7 ½ oz Cinzano … Read more
The word “punch” is derived from the Hindu word “panch or paunch” meaning “5”. Thus, there are typically five main components to a punch- Spirits, spice, citrus, water (or other dillutant, eg. Tea) and a sweetener. This is a modern interpretation of this classic 17th/18th century “punch service” style of imbibing. Courtesy of Domaine de Canton.
It isn’t Christmas without egg nog! This recipe requires a little extra work compared with some, but it’s worth it. It uses cream, bourbon and brandy—so it’s rich and packs a punch. You can substitute other liquors, such as another type of whiskey or rum.
Get a little naughty with these Holiday punches from the folks at X-Rated Fusion liqueur.
X-Rated Holiday Punch
1 750 ml bottle (25 oz) X-Rated Fusion liqueur
2 bottles pink champagne, chilled
2 six-ounce cans cranberry juice concentrate
2 six-ounce cans pink lemonade concentrate
1 qt club soda, chilled
In large punch bowl, combine cranberry juice concentrate, lemonade concentrate, X-Rated Fusion liqueur, club soda and champagne. Add ice cubes. Serve immediately. … Read more
The holidays are time for gatherings and warmth … and a little booze. This spiced punch can be served hot or cold. It’s a tasty way to welcome guests and stay warm.
I was speaking with a friend about what we should have for this week’s drink. Cider, she said. Yes, a nice drink that warms our insides on these cool autumn days. The nice folks at Maker’s Mark must have been listening,for in my mailbox the next day was the perfect recipe to kick-off the holidays. This recipe, Kentucky Mulled Cider, is a wonderful blend of Marker’s Mark, Apple Cider & spices, is easy to make … Read more
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