Here we are, at the last day of our annual 12 Cheers of Christmas. We end our look at some of the holiday spirits of the season at Punch Bowl Social who, kindly, also provided us with a recipe for their seasonal drink, a very special holiday punch. Get social with us and this series! Follow and share #12CheersIGTD.
It might not take a village but it does take a group of family and friends this holiday season and head to Punch Bowl Social to enjoy the shareable featured holiday punch, the Mistletoe. The tasty cocktail-for-a-crowd brings together festive flavors of pear and cranberry in a balanced blend of Jack Daniel’s whiskey, McClary Bros Michigan Cranberry Shrub, and house-made seasonal pear syrup, plus local Colorado favorite, Teakoe Kodiak Mountain Mint tea (recipe below). Don’t forget your socks (or stockings) so you can hit the bowling lanes, and remember to prepare a few holiday tunes for the private karaoke rooms. Of course, there’s also ping-pong, arcade and pinball games, darts, giant Jenga and wall-sized magnetic Scrabble —countless ways to bring friends and family together during the holidays. Please call ahead or check online for reservations during the busy holiday season.
“Mistletoe Punch” Recipe (serves four)
4oz Jack Daniel’s whiskey
3oz Jack Daniel’s Honey whiskey
3oz Teakoe’s Kodiak Mountain Mint Tea
3oz pear syrup*
1oz McClary Bros Michigan Cranberry shrub
1oz fresh lime juice
Mint sprigs (to garnish)
Luxardo cherries (to garnish)
Add all ingredients to two small shaker tins. Shake vigorously for 7 seconds, then strain into a medium-size punch bowl. Add fresh ice. Garnish with Luxardo cherries and mint sprigs arranged like mistletoe.
*To make pear syrup:
Dice up a ripe Bosc pear and simmer in 2 cups of simple syrup for 15 minutes. Strain off the fruit and set aside to chill.