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November 6, 2012

The Party Starts Now! Killer Cocktails

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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

Coconut Vodka

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

champagne

1½ cups light rum

Juice of 1 lemon

2 cups brewed green tea

Sugar or simple syrup

Ice

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


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