Airing Tue, 2011-12-20
Discover the cocktail ingredient that separates the amateurs from the pros -- and get holiday-ready recipes for putting it to use -- with "Bitters" author Brad Thomas Parsons. Then, get home-bar tips and a classic bloody Mary recipe from event designer Bronson van Wyck. Plus, Martha's nephew Christopher Herbert and the singing group New York Polyphony perform "Gabriel's Message," a traditional holiday carol.
Media The Cocktail Party Show A Christmas Toast Spread good cheer with home bar ideas, a giftable <a href="http://www.marthastewart.com/873220/hellfire-club-bloody-mary-mix">bloody Mary mix</a>, and a festive <a href="http://www.marthastewart.com/873195/cranberry-crush">cranberry cocktail</a>.
cocktail-bar-setup-mslb7060.jpg A Mix-it-Yourself Holiday Bar
Don't spend Christmas playing bartender -- arrange a self-service bar with all the fixings so you can enjoy the party! Include cocktail recipes on a chalkboard for a rustic touch.
Featured in Teaser
Brown-Butter Nut Mix with Rosemary and Thyme Featured in Teaser
Winter Fruit Sangria GUEST: Thomas Joseph, TV chef Featured in Teaser
Hellfire Club Bloody Mary Mix Bloody Mary Mix GUEST: Bronson van Wyck, event designer No
Cranberry Crush No
Red Carpet Reviver Web Exclusive: Red Carpet Reviver GUEST: Brad Thomas Parsons, author of "Bitters"
Featured Resources QUICK LINKS: Christmas single New York Polyphony "Noel Nouvelet" New York Polyphony on Facebook Martha Stewart Cocktails app Flavored vodka recipes GUESTS: Martha's nephew Christopher Herbert and New York Polyphony GIVEAWAYS: Twist 'n Sparkle carbonator MYdrap cocktail napkins Kikkerland paper straws Bazzini nuts Tovolo King Cube trays "Bitters" New York Polyphony "I Sing the Birth" CD
ITEMS ON SET: Le Pen markers from Uchida of America Corporation Candy from Hammond's Candies and Candy Warehouse Menorah from Michael Strauss Silversmiths