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The Cocktail Party Show

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="">bloody Mary mix</a>, and a festive <a href="">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

New York Polyphony "Noel Nouvelet"
Christmas single
New York Polyphony on Facebook
Martha Stewart Cocktails app
Flavored vodka recipes

GUESTS: Martha's nephew Christopher Herbert and New York Polyphony

Twist 'n Sparkle carbonator
MYdrap cocktail napkins

Kikkerland paper straws
Bazzini nuts
Tovolo King Cube trays
New York Polyphony "I Sing the Birth" CD

Le Pen markers from Uchida of America Corporation
Candy from Hammond's Candies and Candy Warehouse
Menorah from Michael Strauss Silversmiths