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A Christmas Party

Last night I saw the Nutcracker.  It got me thinking about Holiday parties and merriment.  A wonderful tradition is to host a party to celebrate the season with your friends and family.  Here are some festive ideas for the hostess.  I have also included the recipe for Martha’s “BEST” Christmas punch.

A Christmas Party

Martha’s Best Christmas Punch

  • 2 cups chilled pomegranate juice 
  • 1 cup chilled cranberry juice 
  • 8 ounces (1 cup) vodka 
  • 8 ounces (1 cup) Cointreau or other orange-flavored liqueur 
  • 1 cup chilled club soda 
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (from 6 lemons) 
  • 1/2 cup Simple Syrup
  1. Combine pomegranate and cranberry juice, vodka,
    Cointreau, club soda, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a
    punch bowl. Fill glasses with cranberries frozen in ice cubes,
    and serve. Garnish with lemon slices if desired.