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5 small-batch cocktails to toast the holidays even if you aren't gathering

By Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) on

Published in Entertainment News

No matter the size of your holiday guest list, don't forget to put drinks on the menu. Whether your turkey is served on a table for two, or your pandemic pod extends into a larger social circle, these easily scalable cocktails will set a festive mood. Find more recipes at startribune.com/taste.

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FIRESIDE SANGRIA

Serves 6 to 8.

Note: Who said rose wine was just for summer? Here is a delicious sparkling wine punch to cozy up with on colder days, a lighter and refreshing alternative to mulled wine. From "Winter Drinks: Over 75 Recipes to Warm the Spirits Including Hot Drinks, Fortifying Toddies, Party Cocktails and Mocktails" (Ryland Peters & Small).

About 10 seedless white grapes, halved lengthwise

 

About 10 seedless red grapes, halved lengthwise

1 small orange, finely sliced

3 ounces orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier

3 ounces aged sweet red vermouth, such as Carpano Antica Formula

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