The Party Starts Now! Killer Cocktails
By Gavin Knight
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Every holiday event needs a signature drink. Try one of these simple-to-make crowd-pleasers.
THE HIBISCUS A festive elixir with tart flavor and bold color from chef Marcus Samuelsson
2 ounces SKYY Infusions
2 ounces chilled hibiscus tea
½ ounce lime juice
Mix and serve on the rocks.
KILL DEVIL PUNCH A bubbly classic from Lesley M.M. Blume's new recipe book, Let's Bring Back: The Cocktail Edition
One 750-ml bottle cold
1½ cups light rum
Juice of 1 lemon
2 cups brewed green tea
Sugar or simple syrup
Mix first three ingredients; add in the green tea and sugar to taste. Pour into a punch bowl with ice. Serves 10.
Wine & Cheese Pairs Options from master sommelier Laura Maniec, co-owner of New York City's Corkbuzz wine bar