Parties and Pairings with Quady: 5 Easy-To-Make Holiday Punches
A fantastic signature drink can really make your holiday party, but making drinks for each guest can be time-consuming. These easy, make-ahead punches are full of festive flavors and will keep your hands free so you can enjoy the party with your family and friends.
This Moscato version of the traditional Sangria is simple and sparkly. The light and refreshing peach-melon flavors of Electra and the berry zest in Red Electra make this drink a delicious hit at holiday parties.
1/2 bottle Electra Moscato
1/2 bottle Red Electra Moscato
1 cup seltzer water
Small chunks seasonal fruit
Combine Electra, Red Electra, and seltzer in a punch bowl. Squeeze the orange over the glass and drop it in. Add fruit.
Whispers of orange muscat and forest-like herbs from Vya Whisper Dry Vermouth partner with the crisp apple cider and subtle rosemary infusion to make this holiday punch deliciously complex.
2 bottles Vya Whisper Dry
3/4 cup sparkling apple cider
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup cranberries, halved
3/4 cup cranberries, whole
1 granny smith apple, chopped
3 rosemary sprigs
Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and stir together with a large wooden spoon to help the sugar dissolve. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving. Serve chilled or over ice.
Party planning tip: freeze berries and herbs in cubes of ice to add a beautiful touch
In this sparkling punch, fresh pomegranate juice marries well with the cherry-berry-peach zest of Red Electra and the spicy orange-apricot-pear characters found in Essensia, to create a flavor-packed beverage that is sure to make your guests’ taste buds sing.
3 tbsp. sugar
1 cup pomegranate juice
1 bottle sparkling wine
1 bottle Red Electra
¾ cup Essensia Orange Muscat
¼ cup pomegranate seeds
In a punch bowl, dissolve the sugar in the pomegranate juice, stirring vigorously. Add the sparkling wine and Essensia Orange Muscat, then add the orange slices, and pomegranate seeds. Serve the sparkling pomegranate punch over ice cubes.
Perfect Port Punch
Perfect for cold nights and celebrations with friends this punch if full of smooth and chocolate-rich raisin characteristics from the Starboard Batch 88. The warm autumnal spices in bourbon and clove add a spicy layer that is well balanced with fresh grapefruit juice and infused lemon flavors.
2 bottles Starboard Batch 88
12 ounces bourbon
12 ounces grapefruit juice
8 ounces spiced simple syrup
16 ounces lemon juice
16 ounces club soda
8 lemon slices studded with cloves
5 grapefruit peels
In a punch bowl, stir together all the ingredients, except the lemon slices, with the punch bowl ice. Garnish the bowl with the lemon slices and zest the grapefruit peels. Use a ladle to serve in rocks glasses.
Merry Cherry Punch
The deep, rich cherry flavor and rose-like aroma of Elysium creates a little holiday romance in this easy-to-make recipe. Festive and bright, Merry Cherry punch is sure to spread love and cheer at your holiday party.
4 cups Elysium
1 bottle pink champagne or sparkling rosé
1 2-liter bottle Cherry 7-up
Cherries for garnish, optional
In a punch bowl or large pitcher filled with ice, combine all of the ingredients. Stir well. Serve over ice and garnish with cherries.