Celebrate Christmas with the Carlyle Punch! For those of you who don’t know, the Carlyle is an iconic Upper East Side hotel in New York. It became known as the New York White House during President John F. Kennedy’s administration and he was even rumored to have brought Marilyn Monroe there after she famously sung Happy Birthday to him. Mick Jagger even keeps a residence there. If you watched Bill Murray’s Netflix Christmas special, “A Very Murray Christmas,” it’s the beautiful hotel where the whole thing takes place. It’s one of the most glamorous spots in the entire city. So why not celebrate Christmas with a famous libation from one of New York’s most celebrated hotels?
Simply gather up Southern Comfort, raspberry vodka, cranberry juice, St. Germain, orange juice, bitters, and a few other things, and mix it all up in one giant punch bowl. Your holiday guests will be pleased, especially since they know they don’t have to travel all the way to New York to get a seat in Bemelmans Bar in the Carlyle, to have a sip of this famed holiday cocktail. All you have to do is head to your local liquor store, pick up Southern Comfort, raspberry vodka and St. Germain, then get everything else, and you can picture yourself in New York to celebrate the holidays. See below for the full recipe: