Drink up, Grinches! ’Tis the season for family get-togethers and holiday parties—thus, lots of boozy beverages are in order. Whether you’re hosting or visiting, the following batch cocktail and punch bowl recipes are sure to get everyone in the spirit.
Mike’s Milk Punch | Epicurious
If you like egg nog, you’re going to love this frothy, creamy cocktail.
1/2 cup half and half
1/4 cup whole or reduced-fat (2%) milk
1/4 cup bourbon
1 1/2 tsp. (or more) sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups ice cubes
Freshly grated whole nutmeg or ground nutmeg
Whip the first five ingredients in a blender until foamy. Stir in ice. Strain punch into two six-ounce glasses or mugs. Sprinkle with nutmeg and serve.
Cinnamon Apple Cider Sangria | Savored Sips
Everyone loves a good sangria! This one just screams fall.
1 bottle white wine
1 bottle hard apple cider (12 oz.)
2 apples, diced
2 pears, diced
2 cinnamon sticks, plus more for garnish
Combine the white wine and cider in a large pitcher. Add the apples, pears. and two cinnamon sticks. Refrigerate one hour before serving. Serve each drink with a cinnamon stick.
Cranberry Citrus Paloma Punch | Fresh Flavorful
This tequila punch might not be the answer to all your problems, but it’s definitely worth a shot…
Cranberry Citrus Paloma Punch
1/2 cup cranberry puree or 1 cup 100% cranberry juice, unsweetened
2 cups grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed or unsweetened
1/2 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed from 2 medium navel oranges
1 cup lime juice, freshly squeezed from 6-8 limes
2 cups tequila blanco
2 liters Squirt
4 cups ice
Fresh Cranberry Puree
3/4 cup fresh cranberries
2 tbsp. water
Sweet Cranberry Salt
3 fresh cranberries
1/4 cup salt
1/4 cup sugar
Prepare cranberry puree by blending cranberries until smooth, adding water as needed.
Pulse salt, sugar, and a few cranberries in a food processor or blender about until it’s the texture of wet sand to make Sweet Cranberry Salt. Set aside.
Build punch in your serving bowl: Fill with citrus and cranberry ice then add cranberry puree and citrus juices.
Salt the rim of your glasses with a halved grapefruit.
Add tequila, ice, and Squirt before serving.
Boozy Butterbeer Punch | Delish
“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live…” Live life to the fullest with this boozy butterbeer cocktail that’s perfect for curling up on the couch with (while watching Harry Potter, of course) or entertaining friends.
2 cups heavy cream
2 tbsp. packed brown sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 tbsp. melted butter
Gold sanding sugar, for garnish
Butterscotch syrup, for garnish
6 (12 oz.) cans cream soda
3 (12 oz.) cans seltzer
3 1/2 cups vanilla vodka
In a large bowl, combine cream, brown sugar, and vanilla. Using a hand mixer, whip until soft peaks form. Fold in melted butter and set aside.
In a punch bowl, combine cream soda, seltzer, and vodka. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of gold sanding sugar.
Drizzle butterscotch syrup on the rim of mugs. Serve punch and top with additional sanding sugar and butterscotch syrup.
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- Batch Cocktail and Punch Bowl Recipes for Holiday Sipping - November 24, 2021