Holiday Punch.

The holidays combine two of my favorite things : getting together with friends + family and also making some of my favorite holiday recipes. Today I’m sharing with you a gorgeous holiday punch recipe that all of your party guests are sure to love. This recipe has been used by generations and has truly stood the test of time.

Cranberry Punch / heirloomed
Holiday punch / heirloomed

This year i wanted to add a fun twist to my classic punch, but I couldn’t quite figure out what. When I was out sourcing some vintage for the site, my eyes fell on this beautiful glass punch bowl. I knew that would bring a classic, vintage touch to this holiday staple. The punch bowl filled with cranberries serves as an instant centerpiece for your table, a win/win for this effortless entertainer.

I even found my Grandmother’s original type-written recipe card in her bundle that was passed down for me. I truly treasure each and every one but this was one I had forgotten was part of the large assortment. I altered it just a bit with the garnish to make it extra seasonal this time of year.

For the ice cubes, we simply filled the tray with cranberries and pieces of rosemary and then filled with water before freezing. These turned out just gorgeous and fun, but you could also use a bundt pan for more of a classic ring if you so choose.

Vintage Recipe Card / heirloomed

Holiday Punch

Yield: 6-8
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This punch recipe is sure to the talk of your next holiday party.

ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 750 ml Prosecco or champagne
  • 1/3 cup simple syrup
  • 2 cups cranberry ginger ale
  • Ice
  • Rosemary sprigs for garnish

instructions:

How to cook Holiday Punch

  1. Have plenty of ice ready to go. More than you think you’ll need. Fill your punch bowl half full with ice and have some ready for individual glasses. 
  2. Next, add in the cranberries and pomegranate seeds. 
  3. Add in cranberry juice, sparkling wine, simple syrup, ginger ale and top with a splash of cranberry ginger ale.
  4. Pour into individual cups and use fresh rosemary as a garnish.
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Fresh Cranberry Punch / heirloomed
Vintage Punch Glass / heirloomed

The deep red color ended up looking beautiful against the glass details. Adding a hint of greenery gave it just the holiday twist it needed. It’s fun to garnish each glass with a sprig of rosemary too, or a skewered toothpick full of sugared cranberries. I would love to hear your favorite holiday drink recipes + fun ways you like to serve them. Let me know in the comments.


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Spruce up your Store-Bought Garland with Greens from your Yard.

One of my favorite things about the holidays is getting to pull out my decorations and get the family together to make our home feel like Christmas.

Growing up we always had an artificial tree (thanks Mom) and now being a mom and home keeper myself I totally see why. Nonetheless, I promise to always have a real tree in my home because I truly cannot get enough of the look and smell of fresh fir in my home.

I love to incorporate crazy amounts of greenery in my holiday decor with pops of red here and there, the only problem is sometimes the garland from the store just looks so worn out. So I’m sharing a few tips for sprucing up your store-bought garland with some fresh elements from the great outdoors.

holiday diy / heirloomed

This week I decided to pull some herbs from my garden to spruce up my greens. It was so easy, cheap and fun to do. I used magnolia, boxwood, rosemary and holly from my yard, taking little clippings here and there of things that are always in season and tend to be more hearty so they’ll last most of the season.

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herbs / heirloomed

Any greenery or herbs growing in your yard would be great for this project, and there are so many others you can pull in like fresh cedar, ligustrum and other non-traditional holiday sprigs that really come alive when paired with your standard strand of garland.

Yet another reason why an herb garden is so useful, far beyond the spring season. My rosemary plants are huge, fragrant and gorgeous all year long here in Georgia and I find so many uses for the springs - from wrapping presents to herbed butter and beyond . There really are so many ways you can use your garden all year long.

spruce up your garland / heirloomed
how to spruce up your garden / heirloomed

I cut a few springs from each plant and just wove them into the garland, securing with a little floral wire as needed. It turned the boring, lifeless store-bought garland into a beautiful decoration and really filled out the sash. This project will also get your house smelling great and be sure to put you in the holiday spirit.

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holiday garland DIY / heirloomed

Love to know in the comments your favorite ways to use greenery during the holidays.


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