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

RECIPE:

  • 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

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. Next, add in the cranberries and pomegranate seeds. Add in cranberry juice, sparkling wine, simple syrup, ginger ale and top with a splash of cranberry ginger ale.

Pour into individual cups and use fresh rosemary as a garnish.

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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Mint Simple Syrup.

When we got married the Farmhouse at Serenbe had a garden just filled to the brim with fresh mint, surrounding the entire restaurant. When we built our house a few years ago and we were planning the garden I knew I wanted my own garden to have the same mass quantity of mint.

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I love a good herb garden but bringing the mint into our landscaping made such a beautiful, fragrant and easy-to-grow ground cover. The mint spreads quickly and comes back bigger and better each year. It nearly grows itself, which is my preference when choosing things to grow, so make sure you’re planting it somewhere that you will surely want it to take over because it will. 

fresh mint from my herb garden / heirloomed

With an overabundance of mint these days I am always trying to think of new things to do with the special herb so today I’m sharing an easy idea for making Mint Simple Syrup. 

Not only is the mixture gorgeous and tasty, it’s really versatile and can be used in so many cocktail drinks, desserts or even for coffee. And, makes a really nice homemade gift for a friend or neighbor too. 

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Mint Simple Syrup

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

1 cup mint

First, chop your mint coarsely. Bring sugar, water and chopped mint to a boil in a saucepan. Simmer for two minutes and then pour into a clear jar through a mesh sieve. Be sure to push on the mint leaves and any solids in order to wring out all liquid. 

You could really substitute any herb you might have growing in abundance, like rosemary or lavender. You can also make and keep a few small jars on hand in your refrigerator when your herb garden is at its peak. It’s a great way to preserve the flavor and also fills your house with the most wonderful aroma.

Love to know some other ways you love to use herbs. #HEIRLOOMED


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