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Party Punch Recipes to Bring in the New Year with a BANG!

Gingersnap Martini

This holiday inspired martini brings back childhood memories of gingerbread houses, orange spiced cider, and New Years wishes!

Yields 1 Gingersnap Martini


Crushed ice

1 ½ oz orange flavored vodka

1 oz ginger liqueur

1 teaspoon Simple Syrup

1 oz dry Champagne


Orange peel

Sliver of fresh ginger


Fill a cocktail shaker with crushed ice.

Add vodka, liqueur, and simple syrup.

Shake vigorously and strain into chilled martini glass.

Top with Champagne and Garnish with orange peel and ginger.


Recipe courtesy of Jennifer Hill Booker

Sparkling Old Fashioned

Yields 4 cocktails


6 ounces good quality bourbon

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 splashes Peychaud's bitters

2 cups chilled blood orange soda



4 orange twists

4 maraschino cherries


Combine bourbon, lemon juice, and bitters in a small pitcher, stir to combine.

Divide between 4 old fashioned glasses filled with ice.

Top with chilled blood orange soda.

Garnish with orange twist and maraschino cherries.

Recipe courtesy of Jennifer Hill Booker

The French Press Cocktail

Yields 1 cocktail


  • 2 parts Vodka

  • 5 parts cold brewed coffee

  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup

  • 1 part heavy cream


Pour vodka, coffee and simple syrup into a glass mug filled with ice cubes.

Stir to mix. Add cream and enjoy.

Recipe courtesy of Jennifer Hill Booker

Photo courtesy of Kate Blohm

Chef Jennifer's

Cooking Tips:


Plan your menu around your grocer's weekly sales ad. Your ingredients will be in stock, in season, and on sale!


Shop, Cook & Eat Seasonally. In-season produce is fresh, inexpensive, and tasty!


Cook Once & Eat Twice. Cook a double batch of dishes like soups, beans and chili-for those days you don't feel like cooking!

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