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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Classic Eggnog.

Sometimes trying out new ingredients in recipes is fun, but for Eggnog I like to stick to this simple + classic recipe. It’s so easy to make and the perfect holiday drink to serve at all of my holiday gatherings.

Eggnog takes a developed taste to enjoy the drink, but once you master this recipe it is something you will look forward to every holiday season.

eggnog / heirloomed

I just love how pretty and wintery eggnog looks visually. Topped with foam + fresh nutmeg it really is winter in a cup. You can add in the bourbon in true Southern fashion, or leave it out and get just as much enjoyment in the non-alcoholic version thanks to the richness of the drink.

Crossback apron / heirloomed
fresh eggs / heirloomed

Classic Eggnog

Yield: 10 servings
Author:
This holiday staple is an essential for any holiday gathering.

ingredients:

For the Eggnog
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 vanilla bean pod – split and with the seeds removed
  • 1 teaspoon fresh nutmeg
  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup dark rum or bourbon

instructions:

How to cook Classic Eggnog

  1. Combine milk, cream, cinnamon, vanilla bean, vanilla seeds and nutmeg in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Once boiling, remove pan from the heat and allow it to steep.
  2. Using a stand mixer or a large bowl, beat egg yolks and sugar until combined. Thick ribbons should form when the whisk is lifted. Slowly begin whisking in the milk and continue until mixture is smooth and combined. Add rum or bourbon and stir. Refrigerate overnight, up to three days.
  3. Right before serving, beat egg whites, in a bowl or stand mixer, until soft peaks form. Fold mixture gently into eggnog until combined. Garnish with fresh nutmeg before serving.
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Eggnog / heirloomed
Vintage Punch Bowl set / heirloomed
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I loved using one of my vintage punch bowls to serve this eggnog. It gives it such a nostalgic feeling and serves as the perfect holiday decoration all in of itself. The garnish of cinnamon sticks, a sprinkle of nutmeg and a dollop of fresh whipped cream just brings a little more joy. Let me know in the comments if you stick to classic eggnog or if you put any fun twists on your recipe.


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