Articles Tagged: parties

Spiced Tea Holiday Punch

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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.… Read more

Kahlúa Saves the Holiday Party

It comes as no surprise that with the ever-growing concern over the economy, businesses nationwide have been forced to scale back on employee benefits; one major casualty of this has been the company holiday party. A recent survey showed that roughly one-fifth of businesses are trimming holiday festivities, marking the lowest percentage of office parties the U.S. has seen in 20 years.

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Campari Poached Pears with Raspberry Sauce

Recently arrived from the folks at Campari, a perfect end to any holiday party. Created by chef Nancy Verde Barr.

Ingredients

2 cups cranberry-raspberry juice drink
1 ¼ cups sugar
1/2 cup Campari
3 3xl-inch strips orange peel (orange part only)
6 Bosc pears (each about 7 ounces)
1 lemon, cut in half
1 10-ounce package frozen raspberries in syrup, thawed
4 tablespoons orange liqueur
2 tablespoons red currant jelly
1 cup mascarpone cheese (about … Read more

Get a Grip on Your Wine Glass

The always-enchanting Fred & Friends does it again. This time it’s the Get a Grip! snap-on wine glass holder.

Holding your glass by the stem (so as not to affect the temperature) can be slippery business.

Aside from helping you hang on to your glass, the color-coded holders also help you remember which one is yours.

Get a Grip @ Fred

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How to Make Clear Ice

When you make ice at home in your freezer, it’s cloudy. Want to make crystal-clear ice like the pros? You don’t need a special machine.

Here are the simple steps:

    Use distilled water.
    Boil the water, then let it cool.
    Boil the water one more time.
    Let it cool slightly, but pour in the tray when it’s still hot.
    Freeze.

The smaller your cubes, the better they will look.

Pro Cocktail Mini Ice Cube Trays … Read more

Happy Halloween!

Don’t be like these guys; drink responsibly!

Halloween links:

    20 Ways to Enjoy Halloween Online [Mashable]
    America’s Most Haunted [Mental Floss]
    Halloween Treats in a Glass or a Bowl [Dowd on Drinks]
    All Hallows Punch [Spirits & Cocktails]
    Halloween Garnishes [Cocktail Hacker]
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Inflatable Skeleton Party Drink Cooler

Trick or Treat!

Keep your drinks cold and super spooky with this coffin-shaped inflatable cooler. It even come complete with a 43 inch skeleton to greet your guests.

Inflatable Skeleton Party Drink Cooler

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Bloody Black Currant Punch

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Halloween Beer/Punch Pong Party Game

Is there really a need to elaborate here? It’s beer pong with a spooky theme. Feel free to substitute your favorite Halloween Punch for beer.

As always, party responsibly! It says so on the box.

Halloween Punch Pong Party Game

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Italian Halloween Punch

This Halloween punch uses maraschino liqueur and limoncello, giving it a sophisticated flavor that sets it apart from typical Halloween party fare.… Read more

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