Garden & Gun (October/November 2014)
Earlier this week we shared one of our best Thanksgiving stalling-tactics to buy you some time while you get food on the table: serve a soup or a salad.
That goes hand-in-hand with another tip for keeping a large crowd at bay: Have a beverage ready for guests as they arrive. We don't know about you, but we just aren't not the kind of hosts who invite a bunch of people over, and then make craft cocktails for each person. The stuffing is burning; the carrots are dry; the gravy needs a stir; and we need guests to be able to serve themselves a libation.
That's why a punch is such a great way to kick off a party. Set out in a big punch bowl, a pre-dinner drink like this Knockout Bourbon Punch is not only beautiful, it's also festive.
Just heed the warning of our friend Ed...