Mix up one big bowl of punch to serve on New Year’s Eve instead of spending time shaking together a cocktail for each of your friends. Set out a bucket of ice, festive glasses, the big-batch punch cocktail and a bottle of bubbles for the traditionalists. We’re ready for you 2019!
Blueberry Rum Punch
This Spiced Blueberry Rum Punch is everything and more when it comes to flawless holiday entertaining. It looks beautiful and has that sweet, sour, spiced flavor rum punches are famous for. See the recipe.
Fruity, spicy and strong, this is exactly the bold way you want to finish 2018. Traditionally a Mexican Christmas punch, Ponche Navideño has apples, mangos and pineapples, spicy notes from the cinnamon and star anise, and strong notes courtesy of tequila. This recipe comes from Chef Richard Sandoval, an acclaimed culinary created with a whole host of restarants to his name. Growning up in Mexico City, Chef’s family would drink Ponche Navideño during Las Posadas, the 9-day celebration leading up to Christmas. But it’s perfect for all of winter! You can find this cocktail being served at his Washington DC (Both of the El Centro D.F. locations and Toro Toro.) and New York City restaurants (At Maya.) now.
1 RED APPLE – PEELED, CORED & SLICED
1/2 MANGO – PEELED & DICED 1/4 CUP CRANBERRIES
1 CUP PINEAPPLE, DICED
4/5 TBSP. BROWN SUGAR
6 1/2 TBSP. SUGAR
3 CUPS WATER
6OZ BLANCO TEQUILA
1 CINNAMON STICK, GARNISH 1 STAR ANISE, WHOLE GARNISH
Peel, then slice apple, mango and pineapple. Combine all ingredients except tequila, cinnamon stick and star anise in a large pot. Simmer over medium heat for 45 minutes and reduce down to about 12-14oz. Allow mixture to cool and mix in the tequila. Refrigerate and serve over ice. Garnish with cinnamon stick and star anise. Serving size – 6oz
Grapefruit and Champagne Punch
Put your Champagne and your cocktails together! See the recipe.
Brûléed Grapefruit Punch with Vanilla and Piloncillo Reduction
Warm notes of vanilla and a refreshing burst of citrus are the perfect match for this tequila punch. Serve up a big bowl to get your guests mingling. See the recipe.
Cranberry and Star Anise Punch
A bit sweetness, great colors, a bit of acidity, a hint of fizz, and a spiced rum—all make for a finely-balanced sipper. Cheers! See the recipe.