This year, when you gather with your family and friends to celebrate the season, grab that punch bowl from the bottom shelf because nothing turns a get-together into a party like a good holiday punch. But punch shouldn't begin and end at eggnog — many cultures and cuisines claim a delicious take on Christmas punch.
We asked some friends of Kitchn to share their punch traditions so this season you can serve your family and friends with flavors from all around the world. From the creamy, coconutty flavors of a Puerto Rican coquito to the mulled wine famous in Germany, there's a party-ready punch in here for every type of holiday celebration.
So join us! Raise a glass and cheers to the holiday season!
Punch Is for Parties: Big-Batch Tips
The best part of serving punch at a party is that you're really only making one drink, so it's nice to make sure it's something everyone enjoys. The punches you'll find in this series all have mass appeal, but they're definitely alcoholic — although they are on the lower side — so you and your pals can sip all night long.
If you've got a punch bowl, now's the time to break it out, but a pitcher will also do! Before you get mixing, here are a few tips to help you reach punch success.
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