Six Celebratory Holiday Cocktails

A punch, some eggnog, a classic Manhattan and more for seasonal entertaining

As the seasons shift, so do cocktail menus at bars, restaurants and even within homes—and that’s largely due to the palates of consumers seeking out a drink to match the spirit of the times. With holiday parties in abundance, the following options offer up reliable cheer with many different drinkers in mind. A punch is easiest to throw together for large groups, while a perfect …

History in a Bottle: The Hub Punch

Boston's pre-prohibition rum-based recipe infused with botanicals and orange

When it comes to seeking novel libations, sometimes the best place to look is the past. Those who came before us truly knew how to party, and what they lacked in (current day) hygiene standards, they more than made up for with inventive—and piquant—liquid pathways to inebriation. It’s in this spirit that the craft distillers at Boston’s Bully Boy Distillers revived one of Beantown’s oldest …