Holiday Punch

Holiday Punch

This refreshing all-purpose beverage gets named Holiday Punch for this time of year, but truthfully, it’s wonderful anytime you have a gathering. It takes no time at all to mix together and has a festive flair with the addition of cranberries. 

It’s a game changer really! Why? Because it’s also very, very good with vodka or white rum.  So those who want to live it up a little can, while non-drinkers, designated drivers and kids also have something great to drink.  

It will allow you to free up some of your valuable time not having to fuss with cocktails and making sure everyone has a drink poured.  I find that if you serve this Holiday Punch and put out bottles of wine, most everyone is happy and can serve themselves. Not to mention it’s rather yummy to sip on with or without alcohol.  Cheers!

Author:  Compelled to Cook

Holiday Punch
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    Servings Prep Time
    6 litres 15 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    6 litres 15 minutes
    Holiday Punch
    Print Recipe
      Servings Prep Time
      6 litres 15 minutes
      Servings Prep Time
      6 litres 15 minutes
      Ingredients
      Servings: litres
      Instructions
      1. Trim ends from oranges, limes and lemons. Cut into 1/8' slices.
      2. Add cranberry juice, pineapple juice and ginger ale to a large punch bowl or beverage dispenser with a spigot. Stir to combine and top with fruit. Serve immediately.
      Recipe Notes

      -If liquid ingredients are not chilled prior to mixing, serve over a small amount of ice if desired.

       

      The Cosmo

      The Cosmo

      The Cosmo, short for Cosmopolitan of course, is my go to cocktail even though it’s wine that you’ll find me drinking most of the time. It’s those times that I’m going for hard liquor and want to feel all sophisticated with a cocktail glass in my hand that The Cosmo will make an appearance.

      When I started blogging a couple of years ago, I had this cocktail prepped for a blog post, a sort of toast to the blogging world was my anticipated theme. I had written text, snapped a few photos, took a few more and more again until it eventually sat on the back burner. What I quickly learned was that taking photos of cocktails and/or beverages in general was not as easy as one might think. I really struggled with it and still have much to learn. So, while the premise of The Cosmo post has changed slightly since my first attempt, my love of the drink has not. It’s the citrus note, splash of tartness and hint of sweetness that makes it a favourite of mine and the reason I’ll likely drink two!!

      Recipe for The Cosmo:  Adapted slightly from The Cocktail Handbook by Maria Costantino

      The Cosmo
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        Servings Prep Time
        1 cocktail 5 minutes
        Servings Prep Time
        1 cocktail 5 minutes
        The Cosmo
        Print Recipe
          Servings Prep Time
          1 cocktail 5 minutes
          Servings Prep Time
          1 cocktail 5 minutes
          Ingredients
          Servings: cocktail
          Instructions
          1. Fill a cocktail shaker half full of ice. Add ingredients and shake until cold, about 30 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail glass, garnish with lime peel if desired and serve immediately.