Really Truly the Best Non-Alcoholic
We try to have a Christmas Party every year; this year we went off script a bit and invited some of Marc's friends from his work. He's an employee benefits attorney. Don't even ask me what he really does all day but apparently he does make a few friends. However, even though we didn't invite the same people we usually do, we did serve the same punch...because it is SO GOOD.
Here is Marc working the drink station like a boss man.
Our guests are all invisible. I kid. People did actually come, I just only took pictures before hand.
Okay so the punch. I got this three ingredient recipe from an amazing cook and hostess, Julie, back when we lived in Virginia.
3 bags of Celestial Seasonings
apple spice herb tea
1 gallon of any brand apple juice
1 litre of diet ginger ale.
Steep the three bags of tea in the bottle of apple juice overnight or for at least 6 hours in the fridge.
When you're ready to serve just fill your pitcher with 1/2 of the juice and 1/2 of the ginger ale.
This punch is crisp and spicy with a bit of a zing to it. It's very refreshing.
I thought the party went well. Two of our guest are participating in a "step challenge" where they use their fitbits all day and are on teams competing for the most steps in a several month period. They both followed me all over the house whenever I was bringing things in from the kitchen or whatever. It was funny.
I deconstructed a bouquet from Trader Joe's and added berries from a bush in our backyard to make the centerpiece.
This was fun too, I hollowed out a cabbage head to use to hold the veggie dip, put it in a bowl and then layered the veggies for dipping around it. It was a tight fit for those bell peppers but I made it work.