DrinkWire is Liquor.com’s showcase for the best articles, recipes and reviews from the web’s top writers and bloggers. In this post, Paula Lukas offers a holiday punch recipe.


“ Love Actually” is one of my favorite movies. When the holidays come around it’s always on television. It’s one of those movies that when I am flipping through the channels I just have have to stop and watch it. When I was asked to create a holiday punch I immediately thought of it. The movie is a mix of happy and sad. Love and heartbreak. Great British humor and a melting pot of actors and various stories. It always warms my heart so I decided to create a warm holiday punch that will warm yours as well. Hopefully you have someone to share a cup or two of this on a cold winter's night. It’s also great for a party with friends and family. The world is going through some rough times right now. Just remember Love Actually Is all around us .Come on and let it show! Cheers and Happy Holidays!


  • 6 Celestial Seasonings Cinnamon Apple Spice Tea Bags
  • 8 oz El Dorado 12 Year Old Rum
  • 5 oz. St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
  • 4 oz Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch
  • 2 Tsp Cardamom Seeds
  • 1 Orange
  • 1 Grapefruit
  • 10 Star Anise
  • 10 Cinnamon Sticks

Steep the tea bags in six cups of boiling water for several minutes.

Remove tea bags and in a punch bowl combine Tea, Rum, Allspice Dram and Scotch.

Add Cinnamon sticks

Float grapefruit and orange slices with cardamom and star anise on top.

Serve in tea Cups with a cinnamon stick and a sprinkling of star anise and cardamom