Martha Stewart's Amaretto Bourbon Punch


5 cups of seltzer
4 cups of bourbon
2 cups of lemon juice (about 16 lemons, thanks Martha)
2 cups of sparkling apple juice
1 cup simple syrup (I'd go with about 3/4 though and add if you want more sweet)
3/4 cup amaretto
ice cubes
lemon slices and maraschino cherries for garnish

Combine seltzer, bourbon, apple and lemon juices, simple syrup and amaretto in a giant punch bowl. Add ice.   Garnish with lemon slices and cherries.

She's added a rim of sugar as well, but it wasn't included in the main recipe page.  I think you could leave that off for a big dinner - esp since you may be having appetizers while sipping this one.



Pear Cocktail

.75 oz citrus vodka (lemon or pear works)
2 oz pear nectar
.5 oz lemon juice
.5 oz cream soda
ginger ale
1 or 2 pear slices for garnish
ice

 Put pear nectar, citrus vodka, and lemon juice in jigger with ice and shake.  Pour into glass and add cream soda, fill remainder of glass with the ginger ale and add pear slice for garnish.

Grapefruit-Rosemary Gin and Tonics

2 oz gin
2 oz grapefruit (about)
4-6 oz tonic
sprig of rosemary
a few juniper berries
slice of lime (I added that later!)

Put the gin and grapefruit juice in a glass over ice. Add tonic and a couple of juniper berries. Smash rosemary in your hand before adding to glass, spritz lime once into drink and stir.