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Holiday Entertaining: Christmas Part III

Last updated 4 years ago

Part III of Relish's Christmas Entertaining is dedicated to one cocktail, one party punch, and one mocktail punch recipe that are sure to delight your guests this holiday season. 
Coquito- Latin Eggnog
What you'll need
  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • Thick strips of zest from 2 limes
  • 25 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 1/3 cups sugar (1 pound)
  • 14-ounce can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 12-ounce can evaporated milk
  • 16 ounces light rum
  • 1/4 cup pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large egg yolks (optional)
What you'll need to do
  • In a medium saucepan, combine the water with the lime zest and 1 cinnamon stick and simmer over moderate heat for 15 minutes. Strain into a large heatproof bowl and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour.
  • Whisk in the sugar, coconut milk, evaporated milk, light rum, vanilla and egg yolks, if using; whisk until the sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate the drink until chilled, about 2 hours.
  • Stir well and ladle into small chilled martini or cordial glasses; garnish with the remaining cinnamon sticks.
Recipe from Food & Wine.
Party Punch
Vanilla Toddy Punch
Makes 6 servings
What you'll need
  • 7 cups whole milk 
  • 1 cup half-and-half 
  • 1.5 cups bourbon 
  • 2 cups powdered sugar 
  • 2 tbsp. vanilla extract 
What you'll need
  • Combine all ingredients in a large glass pitcher, then chill in freezer for about 1 hour, or until mixture turns slushy. 
  • To serve, pour into chilled julep cups, and dust with freshly grated nutmeg.
Recipe from Saveur.
Mocktail Punch
Festive Fruit Punch
Makes 28 servings
What you'll need
  • 12 ounces thawed orange juice concentrate 4 quarters ginger ale
  • 12 ounces thawed lemonade concentrate 1 quart chilled apple juice
  • 1 pint lemon or orange sherbet
What you'll need to do
  • Combine all juices in a punch bowl. Stir in ginger ale.
  • Spoon sherbet into punch bowl.
  • Serve immediately. 

Recipe from ABC2


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