Don't be afraid to ask guests to bring a wine along with their potluck dinner dish. Suggest that they bring a wine that will pair with either their specific dish or the citrus glazed ham. Pick up water and non-alcoholic beverages like soda or juice.
When guests arrive have a special cocktail ready and waiting. A punch is wonderful because you can set it up and leave it, allowing guests can help themselves. Take advantage of blood orange season, and make a blood orange punch. To see the recipe please
2 bottles (25 oz. each) blood orange juice, chilled
3 cans (12 oz. each) natural orange soda, such as San Pellegrino Aranciata, chilled
3 tbsp. fresh lime juice
8 oz. light rum
1 blood orange, or orange, cut into 1/4-inch-thick wedges and frozen
- Fill ice cube trays with 1 1/2 cups orange juice, and freeze.
- To make punch, stir remaining orange juice, soda, lime juice, rum, and bitters into a 16-cup punch bowl. Before serving, add frozen orange slices.
- Add ice cubes as needed to keep chilled.
Makes 8 cups.