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Retro: Wassail
Redo: Spiced Sherry Punch

Hot mulled grog is really old-school, harking back to Merrie Olde England. For a timely new version, try a sherry-based brew from mixologists Jack McGarry and Sean Muldoon, coauthors of The Dead Rabbit Drinks Manual. To present it in the holiday spirit, they suggests cooking up a bottle of spiced simple syrup and gifting it with bottles of sherry and whiskey. Together, they make a potent punch that'll get the party started.

Get the recipe: Spiced Sherry Punch