Speaking of milky goodness...my favorite recipe to show off this Christmas spirit has been the Kentucky Caucasian. Imagine a White Russian without the vodka and with a spicy fragrant bourbon instead. Yum! Don't forget to put some nutmeg on top. Take it John Legend, you sexy thing!
And the big hit at a couple of Holidaze parties was this recipe for the perfect punch. Its light refreshing taste and knock out quantities of booze insured an easy ice breaker for any party. The recipe is from the legendary Trader Vic, but the selection of Beefeater Wet, a light crisp gin infused with pear essence is the Rye Girl touch. For the second (or third batch I can't recall) I ran out of lime and substituted Pomegranate juice. So while the first punch was green, the second was red. Perfect!
Christmas Punch (From Trader Vic)
1 Pint Beefeater Wet Gin
1 Pint Cointreau
3/4 cup Lime juice fresh squeezed
4 bottles champagne