I think it's a little odd to put your New Year's party tips in the January issue of a magazine instead of December, then to give away all the content online before it's even January, but that's why I'm not a rich and famous magazine editor. Nor am I a David Wondrich, who wrote all the booze stories for the issue. They include: Esquire's Guide to Hosting A complaint about oversized Martini glasses And batch-sized recipes for party drinks: the Gin Daisy, Manhattan, and an original drink called the Saint Valentine (umm, wrong month again?) that includes rum, port, Grand...
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Check out this recipe for a relatively easy (no gum Arabic required!) bowl of Pisco Punch by the Pegu Club's Audrey Saunders. The recipe if for a bowl of punch but with the way it's put together you could make individual portions. It''s part of a series of holiday punches from New York Magazine. Mmm, Holiday pisco.
CHOW.com does a nice story on punch, with five recipes and quotes from David Wondrich (your go-to guy for punch) and Ted Haigh. Also, they have an interview with Dale DeGroff.