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.
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