An essential part of Christmas in Mexico, sweet, fragrant Ponche Navideño can be found simmering away on stovetops and at traditional outdoor markets all across the country from December 12 through January 6, the period during which the holiday is celebrated. Featuring traditional Mexican flavorings such as fresh sugar cane, guavas and tejocotes (a crabapple-type fruit), the punch is spiked with a healthy dose of rum and served piping hot to ward off any winter chills. Here in the U.S., it can be hard to find these items fresh. So this recipe relies on easy-to-find ingredients that lend their Mexican flair to an irresistible rum punch.
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Introduced by San Francisco bartender Jon Santer in the early 2000s, the Revolver is locked and loaded with the spicy bite of rye-heavy Bulleit Bourbon and a slug of coffee liqueur. Orange bitters lend subtle brightness to that dark and mysterious duo. Go ahead and pull the trigger.
Recreate the deli favorite Dr. Brown's Cel-Ray Soda in cocktail form with this unique recipe.
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This hot bourbon cocktail is perfect for Hanukkah—or any wintertime celebration.