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Sobou team holds Dec. 21 Solstice Punch Party at Oxalis 

Abigail Gullo will create punches for the Winter Solstice Party

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Photo by Cheryl Gerber

  There's nothing more festive for a holiday party than a big bowl of (spiked) punch. Add sparkly decor and some tunes and you may want to position yourself underneath the mistletoe after a couple drinks.

  The bartending team at SoBou (310 Chartres St., 504-552-4095; is bringing a celebration of all-things-punch to The Branch, the recently rebranded back bar at Oxalis. (3162 Dauphine St., 504-267-4776; Abigail Gullo and Andy Parkinson will whip up creative, bubbly concoctions guaranteed to make anyone feel merry on the winter solstice, Dec. 21, the longest night of the year.

  "We are gonna do two classic [David] Wondrich punches," Gullo says. "I love me some Batavia Arrack [a kissing cousin of rum made from sugarcane and fermented red rice] and I love a silky (cognac) milk punch. We will do two of our own creations. I'm still working on them, but I have a feeling they will have more bubbles and feature some beautiful shrubs I have been working on: fresh cranberry pomegranate shrub and pineapple persimmon shrub."

  The recommended dress code is "glitz, glitter and glam," so break out the sequins and ring in the solstice in style. The party begins at 6 p.m.


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