It’s 5 more days till Christmas. The tree is decorated and the gifts are wrapped. Now it’s time to turn my attention to Christmas entertaining. Cocktails are so in vogue at the moment aren’t they? However when faced with a house full of guests during the holiday season, there has to be a more efficient way to serve them up right? In steps the punch bowl. I’ve been on the hunt for a punch bowl for a while and when I saw this beautiful large punch bowl from Culinary Concepts, I knew I had to have it.
It’s made of mouth blown glass with a nickel plate and stainless steel rim, stem and foot. 2016 has been the year of individual cocktails, but I think 2017 should be the year of fun punch bowl parties. There are so many different colourful recipes to create, both alcoholic and non alcoholic. As you can see, ahead of Christmas and New Year, we have already been indulging in some festive fun at home.
Every Christmas, we serve up Cranberry cocktails and mocktails. I’m so excited that we can now make them in large batches in my new punch bowl. Here’s the recipe:
Mix 1 litre of Cranberry juice, 2.5 litres of Ginger Ale, juice of 1 freshly squeezed orange and a lime together in the punch bowl. Garnish with sliced citrus fruits and mint leaves. Store in fridge to keep chilled till time of serving.
Freeze the cranberries separately to act as ice cubes for the punch. Alternatively, you could place the citrus slices and water in a donut shaped cake tin, freeze it, then use as decorative ice for the punch.
The recipe above is non alcoholic, so the kids can enjoy it too. For the adults, just fill a glass half full of the punch mixture and then topped with Prosecco or Champagne. I’m so excited to serve this holiday punch recipe to my guests. There’s still time for you to order your very own punch bowl with the next day delivery option until 21st December. I say go for it, it’s so perfect for Christmas and New Year.
If you are planning lots of parties in the days to come, then do take a look at Culinary Concept’s beautiful barware collection.
Hope you like my holiday punch bowl recipe. If you do try it out, let me know what you think.
There’s also an exclusive 30% off both the Small and Large Glass Punch Bowls at Culinary Concepts for my readers. Simply enter the code LBB30 at the checkout – valid until the 31st December 2016.
Cheers! Here’s to the punch bowl trend in 2017.
( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little big Bell. This is a collaborative post with Culinary concepts. I was also gifted the punch bowl. All text written and opinions stated are my own.)