Suzi's Blog

Summer Punch: Mango Tango

I love weekend bartending. For four or six or eight people, it’s fun to make and shake. In fact, when I retire, if I retire that is, I plan on opening a B&B: a bar and brownie establishment. A good bourbon, neat, can go a long way paired with a deeply frosted brownie. In the…

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Super Bowl Refreshments: Sparkling Pineapple Guava and Calvados Punch

  Punch. Punch can be a very useful contribution to a party, particularly one you are giving. It’s an easy way to supply beverages to your guests with modest labor. After all, when the guests are an hour away, who wants to be worrying about ice, a missing bottle of rum , or how many…

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The Long Goodbye, a Holiday Punch of Substance

Punch is a staple of holiday fare. Rather than play bartender one drink at a time, life is easier when you have a “batch” of beverage on hand. In the summertime, we make sangria and lace wine with fruit. For the holidays, and this colder weather, we want a brew that is less delicate and…

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Brian’s Halloween Brew

  UPDATE: As of October 30, 2012. I did make this punch and my daughter-in-law had an immediate comment: “Too kiddie like.” She was not happy. I added 2 more cups of Triple Sec. After that she was laughing and I never heard another negative word. My previous post, for a Candy Corn Drink, for…

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