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The Best Cranberry Sauce to Use In All Your December Cocktails

apricot cranberry sauce for cocktails marge clark

Two Christmases ago, my mom gave Sean her favorite cookbook of all time, The Best of Thymes by Indiana author Marge Clark. That book contains the best cranberry sauce recipe I’ve ever tried. Sean originally made the sauce for the first Thanksgiving out here in NYC, but I’ve since started making it every year to use with cocktails. I keep a big jar of the cranberry sauce all…

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Horseradish Pomegranate Margarita

horseradish pomegranate margarita

There’s a comment on the NYTimes about this cocktail, “High-drama cocktail not for the weak-gutted.” Sean started making some horseradish tequila a bit ago and I was a little skeptical of the contradiction of horseradish with sweet ingredients, but it was delicious. Thought it was fitting to garnish with some crazy spirals of a nasturtium plant that is still growing. 🙂 Print 🏵 Horseradish Pomegranate Margarita 🏵 Course…

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Cranberry Ginger Punch in an Antique Punch Bowl

cranberry ginger punch in vintage bowl

PUNCH BOWLS! Holy 💩 these have been so fun for the holidays. They make it much easier to make a large quantity of cocktails, they’re GORGEOUS, and your brother-in-law with the giant bear paws for hands looks hilarious drinking out of a tiny punch cup. 😂 Punch from “Punch Bowls and Pitcher Drinks” by Jeanne Kelley and Sarah Tenaglia. 🙂 Print 🍒 Cranberry-Ginger Punch 🍒 Course Drinks Prep…

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Persimmon Spiced Rum Holiday Punch: Rum, Cranberry, Lemon, Allspice, Persimmons

mikasa antique white casserole serving punch

NYC apartment cocktail hack: use a covered casserole dish as a punch bowl for parties. (Gets used a lot this way. 🤓) One of my favorite books for big-batch cocktails is one called Punch Bowls and Pitcher Drinks by Jeanne Kelley and Sarah Tenaglia. It’s got a lot of clever recipes separated by season, which is my favorite way for cocktail books to be organized. Made this round…


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