Santa Sarah's Punch!

Santa Sarah's Punch!

When the holidays bring with them their copious amounts of parties and potlucks, it is easy to get into a rut of preparing the same side dish or baked goods over and over again.  Working and raising children can restrict the time you have to prepare for these events keeping you up all night when you’re already stressed out. Add on an array of food allergies of friends, family, coworkers, and other people (you may not even like), and the restrictions can take the joy right out of the celebration.

Let’s kill two birds with one stone, shall we?  Cut your prep time and booze it up to get the most enjoyment out of every function.  Forget the casserole, bring punch!

Santa’s Punch

(serves 20+)

1 Bottle Dixie Citrus Vodka

1/2 Bottle Simply Cranberry Cocktail

1/2 Bottle Simply Apple Juice

1 Liter Club Soda

Easy enough, just build it in a punch bowl or cocktail dispenser.  The fun part is the garnish…

For a drink dispenser, you may chose to use different vessel to prepare your ice, but keep it simple…

You will need:

1 lemon

1 orange

8 oz whole, fresh cranberries

Handful rosemary

3 whole cinnamon sticks

Cut lemons into wheels, orange into half wheel, and arrange all ingredients in a bundt pan.  Freeze over night.  Drop into prepared punch to serve.  Run a little water on the outside of the bundt pan to remove the ice ring.

Serve over ice.

Viola! Done! You’re the life of the party!

Stress? Now gone. Bad jokes? Now funny.  Boring stories? Now interesting. Babysitter? Probably staying late.

And check out our How-to video for making Sarah's Santa Punch!!

Recipe courtesy of Sarah Martin from Grain & Barrel Spirits

Photographs and video by Kristen LeQuire 

Styling and Hand modeling by Betty Sweet Atkinson 

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