Cocktails & Carols 2015 and the Recipe for Poinsettia Punch Parker

Our annual Cocktails & Carols party has become my favorite way to celebrate the season. Having all the people we love take the time to get dolled up and spend an evening gathered around our piano during the busiest season of all is such an honor! 

My new year’s resolution last year was to spend more time living in the moment. So while I didn’t take any pictures during the party, I did snap a few of our outfits that I think you’ll love. Husband’s midnight blue tux is custom, of course, and those slippers were acquired during his summer in New York. My fancy baubles first belonged to two of my favorite ladies—outfits with a story are always better, no?

Cocktails & Carols 2015 | Hannah & Husband

Cocktails & Carols 2015 | Hannah & Husband

Cocktails & Carols 2015 | Hannah & Husband

Cocktails & Carols 2015 | Hannah & Husband

Our friend Brian sent me a few fun pictures from the party including this one.

Upon the strong recommendation of #thetribe, we decided Punch Parker would be this year’s signature cocktail. However, I confess I changed it quite a bit because we had certain things on hand. So if you’d like the traditional Punch Parker recipe click here. Below, you’ll find my spin. 

Get the recipe for a Poinsettia Punch Parker from our Cocktails & Carols 2015 party! | Hannah & Husband

Poinsettia Punch Parker


Two 1-liter glass carafes (preferably with lids)

1 lemon
2 limes
2 oranges
12 pint raspberries

1 bottle Tanquerey (or other fairly smooth) gin
1 bottle (no sugar added) cranberry raspberry juice
1 bottle Prosecco

Make It:

At least five hours before, slice fruit and divide evenly between the carafes.

Cover the fruit with juice (about 1 cup)

Then, fill the rest of the carafe with gin.

Refrigerate until serving.

Serve the chilled gin mixture over ice and top with prosecco.

*Note: We went through the gin base very quickly even though we made a double batch so we simply refilled the carafes (that still had fruit in them) with the gin and juice mixture. After the first, no one really notices if it’s a little stronger 😉 


Click here to see highlights from last year’s Cocktails & Carols party!

Click here for more holiday cocktail recipes!

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