Holiday & Winter Communal Drinks

One of the best parts of the holidays and the cold, cold winter is getting together with friends and trying to stay warm. The best way to do that is with strong drink, and it’s much more fun to share one communal drink with a punch or a nog. These two recipes come from two celebrities, and I think they’re both solid drinks to remember for future holiday seasons.

Amaretto-Bourbon Punch

(Recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart)

20oz of seltzer water
16oz bourbon
8oz lemon juice
8oz sparkling apple juice
4oz simple syrup
3oz amaretto
Totals 60 ounces of delicious punch

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Egg Nog

(Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown)

4 egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon
1 pint whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 1/4 ounces bourbon
1 1/4 ounces dark rum
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
4 egg whites

In the bowl of a stand mixer beat together the egg yolks and 1/3 cup sugar until the yolks lighten in color
and the sugar is completely dissolved.

Add the milk, cream, bourbon, rum, and nutmeg and stir to
combine.

Place the egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat to soft peaks.

With the mixer still running
gradually add the 1 tablespoon of sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.

Gently fold the egg whites into the
mixture. Chill and serve.

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