Haha… truer words have never been spoken, you guys.
Today we’re partnering with Kinky Beverages to create a vibrant cranberry citrus punch that I’ve taken the liberty of naming mistletoe punch! The Kinky Red Liqueur is perfect for this recipe with it’s festive coloring and fruity flavors! It’s a party favorite, and below I’ll share two ways to make it, depending on the type of party you are hosting!
The beauty of serving punch for parties is that guests can help themselves. They never have to awkwardly ask for a refill, and you can focus more on spending quality time with your guests, and less on playing bartender! Low key punch bowls are one of my go-to party tricks.
Did you know that most of the time rosemary sprigs are used in a cocktail for the sensory experience, not the flavor? I’ve read before that 90% of what you taste actually comes from your sense of smell. Without muddling or cooking, you won’t get much, if any, rosemary flavor in your drink, but it will make it smell incredible.
Many of us will be hosting parties this holiday season with non-drinkers attending. On that occasion (or for any daytime party), I like to make the alcohol optional! To do this, just make the punch with no alcohol added, then put the liquor bottles out next to the punch with a shot glass to measure and a note that tells how much to add (for a small glass like this, I would stick with one ounce). This is a great way to make sure everyone has a drink to sip on whether they prefer to drink alcohol or not.
Wishing you holiday cheer & so much love! Elsie
Credits//Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. Photos edited with the NEW A Beautiful Mess actions.