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recipe: holiday punch

8C cranberry juice
3C citrus vodka
2C ginger ale
2C frozen cranberries
1C soda water
garnish: mint sprigs

Combine vodka and cranberry juice in a punch bowl and give it a good stir. 

Add a few cups of ice, ginger ale, soda water and 2 cups frozen cranberries.

Garnish with mint and enjoy.

Adam’s hints:
—instead of clear ice, make some cranberry mint ice cubes by adding fresh or frozen cranberries, fresh mint to water in ice cube trays.


recipe: cider punch

8C apple cider
1-1/2C bourbon
1/4C triple sec
2” piece of ginger, bruised
3 cinnamon sticks
5 cloves, whole
zest of 1 orange, cut into 1” strips
garnish: apple and orange wedges

In a medium pot over medium high heat, combine 4 cups apple cider, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and orange peel. Bring to a boil and remove from heat letting it steep for 30 minutes. Remove spices and refrigerate to chill, at least 1 hour or overnight.

To serve, combine the spiced apple cider with the remaining 4 cups apple cider, bourbon and triple sec in a punch bowl—add ice and garnish.

Adam’s hints:
—this can be made a day in advance without the bourbon and triple sec, just add them right before guests arrive.
—if prepping apples in advance, toss them in lemon juice to prevent browning.


recipe: pisco sour

2 oz pisco
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
3/4 oz simple syrup
1 large egg white
4 drops of angostura bittersice
raspberry for garnish

Put all the ingredients except the ice and bitters in a cocktail shaker and shake for 10 seconds.

Add ice and shake for 10 more seconds, then strain into a chilled mae cocktail glass.

Dot the drink with the bitters and garnish with a fresh raspberry.


recipe: classic margarita

1-1/2 oz silver tequila
3/4 oz triple sec
1-1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 tbsp simple syrup
salt for rim
lime slices for garnish

Shake, strain and serve over ice in a ready double old-fashioned glass.


recipe: martini italiano

1-1/2 oz triple sec
1 oz gin
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1-1/2 tsp simple syrup
1-1/2 tsp Campari
pear, thinly sliced for garnish

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add all of the ingredients.

Shake well, strain into a chilled spencer martini and garnish with a thin slice of pear.