Sunday, May 24, 2015

Cheers! 3 Great punches to toast the new year

Honey Bourbon Sparkler

Warm 1 cup honey in a saucepan over medium-low heat until liquefied. Let stand until cool. Stir in 3 cups bourbon, then pour into a large punch bowl or pitcher along with 2 chilled 750-ml bottles ­prosecco and some ice.

Serves 10. Per serving: 380 cal, 31g carbs, 0g protein, 0g fat, 0mg chol, 10mg sodium, 0g fiber


Tequila Sunrise

Combine 6 cups chilled orange juice and 2 cups each chilled silver tequila and chilled seltzer in a punch bowl. Carefully pour 2 cups grenadine down side of punch bowl so that it pools at the bottom. Stir before dipping out portions; serve over ice.

Serves 16. Per serving: 210 cal, 36g carbs, 1g protein, 0g fat, 0mg chol, 10mg sodium, 0g fiber


Holiday Horchata

Toast 1½ cups uncooked long-grain white rice and 1 tsp ground cinnamon in a nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring and shaking the pan occasionally, until toasted and golden-brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a blender and blend until powdery, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove two-thirds of rice powder from blender and add ½ tsp vanilla, 1 (14-oz) can condensed milk, and 4 cups water. Blend until frothy, scraping bottom once. Put crushed ice in a punch bowl, then strain mixture through cheesecloth set over punch bowl. Repeat blending process once more with remaining rice powder and more vanilla, condensed milk, and water. Thin with more water, if desired. Spike with rum, if desired, and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Serves 18. Per serving: 160 cal, 30g carbs, 4g protein, 3g fat, 10mg chol, 45mg sodium, 0g fiber

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