We're giving punch it's due this Holiday season. No cloyingly sweet, concoctions, these punches are elegant, refined, and subtle in flavor. They are also a perfect way to play host without making cocktails all night long.
This lively gin-based punch, developed by Fernando Sousa of the cocktail consultant team All in Good Spirits, captures complex seasonal flavors with layers of citrus, mint, and anise thanks to an absinthe rinse sprayed in each glass before serving (a mini spray bottle works well for this purpose). For an added festive touch, garnish with star anise.