Melissa Guerra’s Traditional Christmas Punch Recipe

Melissa Guerra’s Traditional Christmas Punch Recipe

For many people, the holidays are an especially stressful time. But for Melissa Guerra, whose eponymous website, melissaguerra.com, is an online kitchen marketplace and blog dedicated to the cuisine of South Texas, the season can also be a time to slow down and enjoy the company of the people we love.

A Trio of Madeira Cocktails

A Trio of Madeira Cocktails

Thomas Jefferson and Sam Houston probably drank their Madeira straight (and so can you, of course), but the wine—which is fortified, heated, and aged in oak barrels— also makes an intriguing addition to cocktails, as I discovered recently during a series of experiments with friends.

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