Holiday Entertaining

The Party Punch Bowl

December  7, 2012

Need a holiday hand? We've got you covered with two straight weeks of Holiday Survival Recipes -- the ones you can rely on to keep your guests (and you) feeling festive.

Today: The Only Bowl of Punch You'll Need This Holiday Season

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Let's face it: you can't survive the holidays without a good drink. Chalk it up to the endless guests dropping in, or your Auntie Susan nagging you about how you fold your tea towels.

But the holiday season is all about goodwill, meaning your guests would appreciate a bit of what you're sipping. Treat your guests -- and yourself -- to this silver bullet, or Bulleit, of a recipe forĀ Crimson Bulleit Punch. Its warm ruby color, champagne, and spice from ginger liqueur wlll make you and your guests warm (and drunk!) with holiday cheer. Follow Oui, Chef's advice and dazzle your guests with an ice ring for the punch bowl that's frozen with lime slices, fresh cranberries, or pomegranate arils. Or mix up a single serving, for yourself!

Crimson Bulleit Punch by Oui, Chef

Serves 1-100

2 ?parts Bulleit Bourbon
2? parts Cranberry Pomegranate Juice
1/2? part Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur
2? parts Champagne
Lime slices
Ice ring for punch bowl quantity, shaken with ice for individual servings

See the full recipe (and save it and print it) here.

Photo by James Ransom

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cate December 7, 2012
argh! the guest of honor (the birthday boy) doesn't like bourbon. what's the only *other* bowl of punch i'll need this holiday season?
henandchicks December 9, 2012
"...the birthday boy doesn't like bourbon" ?!? rather than a new recipe, maybe just get a new birthday boy?
Kristen M. December 10, 2012
If he likes other brown spirits (like rum), they might work here, or here are some other great punch recipes on the site:
cate December 17, 2012
@henandchicks - heh heh heh. i love Food52.
juliunruly December 23, 2012
HAH! +1 henandhicks.
aeisenhowerturnbull December 7, 2012
love the idea! but the link below the description is incorrect. Would love to see the recipe :)
Kristen M. December 7, 2012
Thank you for letting us know -- it should be fixed now!