Holiday Punch Bowls

3 holiday punch bowl recipes!Serving punch bowls is my number one time-saving tip for holiday parties! I LOVE mixing custom cocktails for each guests and do so at all of my smaller parties. But when you have more guests OR are serving food, it's nice to have drinks that serve themselves like punch and a couple bottles of wine. 

When I make punch I like to serve a variety. It's nice because guests who prefer one spirit or flavor over other have options and guests who love to try new things have a variety to choose from! For Friendsgiving I made three punch bowls, one with champagne, one with whiskey and one with a mixture of whiskey and beer. I used cardboard scrapbooking stickers to label each container. Here are my recipes:Apple Cider Punch BowlApple Cider Punch BowlApple Cider Punch, makes one bowl 

1 gallon apple cider
four cups orange juice
2 liters of gingerale
1/2 cup lemon juice 
1 bottle whiskey (I used Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey)
apple slices
orange slices
fresh mint leaves

In a punch bowl mix chilled cider, chilled orange juice, chilled gingerale, lemon juice and whiskey. Garnish with fresh orange slices, apples slices and fresh mint leaves. Do not add ice to the punch, but do have an ice bucket available for your guests! EnjoyCitrus Punch BowlCitrus Punch Bowl Citrus Champagne Punch, makes one bowl

1 bottle orange vodka 
1 bottle champagne
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 cups grapefruit juice
2 liters lemon lime soda 
2 lemons
2 limes
1 grapefruit

In a punch bowl mix chilled vodka, chilled champage, 1/2 cup lemon juice, chilled grapefruit juice and chilled soda. Wash citrus fruit well, slice and add all the slices to the punch bowl.Holiday punch bowlsHoliday punch bowlsFor the cranberry punch I tried this Red Nose Punch recipe via Saveur. It was tasty. I highly recommend it! 

Apple Cider PunchApple Cider PunchApple Cider PunchSo… who's in the mood for punch now? xo. Elsie 

P.S. We stored the punch on top of the piano after all our guests were served. And anyone going for seconds was extra careful. Happy to report to spills or stains. 🙂

Credits: Author: Elsie Larson, Photography: Janae Hardy

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