Cocktail

17 Bubbly Cocktail Recipes to Celebrate the New Year — Recipes from The Kitchn

Ring in the New Year with a sip of something sparkling that will tickle your nose and refresh your palate. Champagne, prosecco, and even non-alcoholic mocktails are a fantastic way to celebrate — and our pitcher versions will make it easy to keep it flowing into 2017!

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12 Easy Wine Cocktails for a Swanky Party — Recipes from The Kitchn

Wine cocktails are a perfect way to add a sophisticated note to your holiday party while also making it easy to create a special themed cocktail for the evening. Many can be made in pitchers, such as our sparkling apple cider sangria, or served up with pretty seasonal garnishes, like our clementine and vanilla cocktail made with a box of white wine.

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Recipe: Jamaican Sorrel Punch — The Global Punch Bowl

When it comes to holiday drinking, eggnog is only the beginning. Many cultures and cuisines proudly claim a Christmas punch and this week we're bringing you The Global Punch Bowl with five festive punches, each with a story of their own.

It takes time to realize the importance of some traditions and flavors in your life. That's how I feel about sorrel punch, the drink my dad always insisted we make at Christmas, even though we very rarely got around to it. But whenever we visited family and friends during the holidays, sorrel punch was there, homemade and served from saved bottles of Wray & Nephew or in overly opulent fake crystal bowls. 'Tis the season, right?

This drink, made from dried hibiscus flowers, is a traditional punch served around Christmas in Jamaica. It's tart and tangy and mixes up to a stunning shade of deep magenta. I like to add allspice and a few scrapes of nutmeg to the punch to bring some warmth to its slightly sour flavor. In a perfect world, sorrel punch is enjoyed with rum cake, a dark and moist version of fruit cake made boozy from soaking it in strong Jamaican rum.

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Recipe: Mexican Christmas Fruit Punch (Ponche Navideño) — The Global Punch Bowl

When it comes to holiday drinking, eggnog is only the beginning. Many cultures and cuisines proudly claim a Christmas punch and this week we're bringing you The Global Punch Bowl with five festive punches, each with a story of their own.

Ponche Navideño (Mexican Christmas fruit punch) is a hot punch served with or without alcohol during the holiday season and most generally during Las Posadas. On those chilly nights, this fragrant infusion warms you from the inside out.

My grandma made a very similar calientito (warm drink) around the holidays, but it did not have all of the unique ingredients you'll find in this recipe. The intoxicating aroma and perfumed air in your home will certainly entice your guests to give the drink a try. After that, they'll be hooked. Brandy or tequila can be added, making it ponche con piquete (punch with a sting).

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Recipe: Red Wine Hot Chocolate — Recipes from The Kitchn

Put down the boozy eggnog and don't even think about ordering another Pumpkin Spice Latte, because I have the most exciting winter drink for you to try right now. We wrote about red wine hot chocolate a couple months ago, after we saw it popping up on Pinterest, and instantly knew we needed to create a recipe for our readers. Red wine hot chocolate really is as simple and delicious as it sounds. It's something to enjoy with friends after a wintery meal, or by yourself curled up on the couch on a snowy day.

Grab an inexpensive bottle of red at your local wine store tonight and make your boozy chocolate dreams come to life.

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Recipe: Red Wine Hot Chocolate — Recipes from The Kitchn

Put down the boozy eggnog and don't even think about ordering another Pumpkin Spice Latte, because I have the most exciting winter drink for you to try right now. We wrote about red wine hot chocolate a couple months ago, after we saw it popping up on Pinterest, and instantly knew we needed to create a recipe for our readers. Red wine hot chocolate really is as simple and delicious as it sounds. It's something to enjoy with friends after a wintery meal, or by yourself curled up on the couch on a snowy day.

Grab an inexpensive bottle of red at your local wine store tonight and make your boozy chocolate dreams come to life.

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