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Come Party With Me: Potluck — Drinks


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 read more.



Blood Orange Punch
From Martha Stewart

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
5 bitters
1 blood orange, or orange, cut into 1/4-inch-thick wedges and frozen

  1. Fill ice cube trays with 1 1/2 cups orange juice, and freeze.
  2. 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.
  3. Add ice cubes as needed to keep chilled.

Makes 8 cups.

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