Last week I told you that my office is getting ready for our holiday party and is placing me in charge of doing the drinks for the event. Instead of spending the whole night mixing up specialty cocktails, I plan on making a spiked punch and to serve it in this festive pitcher. Then I asked you to find a punch recipe and all the necessary extras for serving it. To view all of the scrumptious stuff found for this Off to Market mission check out the Office Party Punch section of the Yum Market
Thanks to all of the readers who participated in the challenge! Here are my top picks:
Recipe: Rubialala found this fruity Champagne punch recipe that is the prettiest sunset color. For the recipe and to see the rest of my choices,
1 can (20-ounce) crushed pineapple in heavy syrup
1 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup maraschino cherry juice
1 cup dark rum
1/2 cup brandy
1 bottle (750 ml) chilled inexpensive Brut Champagne
- In a large punch bowl or pitcher, stir pineapple, lemon juice, cherry juice, rum, and brandy to blend.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Add Champagne just before serving.
Glasses: I love these tall skinny glasses that Sugar reader bjornwinner discovered. They are designed to stop condensation - making a coaster totally unnecessary. The condensation clings to the rounded underbelly of the glass and the beads of moisture create a delicate optical illusion perfect to highlight the attractive color of the punch.
Napkins: Plumparty is one of my go to sites for inexpensive yet fantastic party extras and that is where rubialala stumbled upon these candy cane colored napkins. I'll hand coworkers a napkin when I hand them their punch glass.