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Top Of The Best Punch Bowls Reviewed In 2018Last Updated January 1, 2018
№1 – VonShef 6 in 1 Multi-Function 12 Inch Cake Stand/Dome
№2 – Barski – European Crystal – Handmade – Large Centerpiece Footed Bowl
№3 – Round Punch Bowl 12Qt – 1 Punch Bowl
This stylish punch set includes a serving bowl and coordinating ladle, as well as four glass cups. It will take you through from Pimm’s in the summer time, to mulled wine as the winter nights draw in. LSA International’s unique style, original designs and enduring quality have secured their position as one of Europe’s foremost brands of contemporary handmade glass and porcelain. Each of LSA International’s products is the vision of renowned designer Monika Lubkowska-Jonas, daughter of one of the company’s co-founders. Produced in Europe utilising handmade techniques of the most specialised nature, every one of LSA international’s products is created with the utmost attention to design, detail and quality.
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Every kitchen needs drinking glasses for water, tea, and other daily refreshments, but these necessary items can also be statement pieces. The Libbey Impressions Colors set includes four 16.7-ounce cooler glasses, each with a colored base that features a vibrant shade of lime, magenta, orange, or turquoise. This set also includes a large 80-ounce pitcher with a turquoise base. The 16-piece Kava glassware set includes eight tumblers and eight coolers with a modern, gently curved shape that provides a flared top. If you’re a fan of Coca-Cola products, you can serve up your favorite soft drinks in Libbey Coke glasses, available with a classic logo or the Diet Coke logo, to add a hint of nostalgia.
Libbey wine glasses from the Vina collection feature a classic shape with stemmed or stemless versions to suit your personal preference. These glasses come in styles designed for red and white wines, but if you prefer a balloon wine glass for your reds, a set of Preston wine glasses is perfect for you. For a more delicate presentation, consider picking up a set of trumpet champagne flutes, which are also from the Vina collection.
If you enjoy making and serving your own cocktails, Libbey glasses from the Bar in a Box set could be the perfect addition to your kitchen. This set includes four margarita, poco, zombie, and shot glasses, as well as a mixing glass with printed-on recipes, and a metal strainer. If you’re a cocktail enthusiast looking for cocktail glasses that stand out, consider the Z-Colors martini set, which includes four glasses with z-shaped stems and brightly-colored bases in lime, magenta, orange, and turquoise. A Colors sundae set provides a fun glass for serving frozen drinks or ice cream. For smaller serving sizes, the Just Cocktails collection includes a mini margarita set and a mini martini set, each complete with six glasses and a pitcher. If punch is on the menu, the Selene punch bowl set includes a round 13.5-quart bowl, eight 11.75-ounce cups, and a plastic ladle for easy serving. The slightly larger Moderno punch bowl set includes a contemporary 14-quart bowl with twelve 11-ounce cups and a glass ladle.
For many football fans, beer is a necessary refreshment during the big game, and picking up a set of 23-ounce football tumblers can easily add to the festive atmosphere. If you’re enjoying beer in the off-season, Libbey beer glasses come in a variety of styles to complement any occasion or event. Libbey also offers a Heidelberg mug set with sculpted sides and a comfortable handle. Also available are two sets of pub glasses, in “giant” 22.5-ounce and traditional 19-ounce capacities, which are perfect for serving your favorite pint. If you’re feeling adventurous, the Libbey Craft Brews set makes it easy to provide the right glass for a variety of brews. This set features six glasses, including a classic pilsner glass, English pub glass, craft pub glass, Belgian ale glass, porter or stout glass, and wheat beer glass, each meant to enhance the flavor of the brews it’s designed for.
Libbey Just Desserts products are designed to help you create a beautiful display and offer small portions of desserts or appetizers, making them perfect for wedding showers, holiday parties, and other events. If you’re planning to serve fruit or desserts, Libbey offers Mini Flare sets with different items to suit your needs. One set includes a dozen 2.7-ounce footed flare bowls, while the other includes eight footed flare bowls and a 13-inch footed platter for displaying them. This collection also includes a Mini Parfait set, which includes twelve 2.5-ounce parfait glasses. Each of these sets include miniature spoons, but miniature spoons and forks are also sold separately if you need replacements or want to keep extras on hand.
A mini trifle bowl, designed with a heavy stemmed base and wide bowl, will effortlessly show off the beauty and intricacy of any layered dessert; these are available in a four-piece set. To complement your miniature serving sets, consider adding the Just Tasting or Just Baking cookbooks to your collection of recipes.
The Libbey Home collection also offers more traditional servingware. If you’re serving appetizers or desserts that would be best served on a plate, look no further than the Just Tasting plate set, which includes 1white plates with a contemporary, 4-inch square design. For everyday use, consider picking up a 12-piece Libbey Tempo dinnerware set. This set includes glass dinner plates, salad plates, and bowls that will add a modern touch to your kitchen.
Our Bluetooth speaker pick
This all-in-one speaker offers a wide sound stage, with clear, crisp highs and midrange audio and hearty, booming bass, no matter where you set it up in a room or from which angle you listen to it.
Using a smallish Bluetooth speaker allows you to have a dance party in any room and cede control of the decks to your friends with Bluetooth-enabled devices. Our favorite home Bluetooth speaker is the Peachtree Audio Deepblue2.
It’s the one speaker we tested that everyone on our blind-listening panel agreed sounded great—and once the blindfolds came off, that everyone agreed looked good. A Bluetooth speaker won’t be as powerful or rich as a stereo system, but in our tests the Deepbluedelivered full, big sound for the wide variety of music styles we tried. For the price, nothing else can touch it—this model sounds at least 80 percent as good as our upgrade pick, the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless, a speaker that sells for hundreds of dollars more.
If you’re interested in filling a much bigger space—or the whole house—you should get our favorite whole-home audio system instead. Or if you’d rather have something that you can move from room to room, and you’re willing to give up a bit of sound quality, get the Riva Turbo X, which is the upgrade pick in our portable speaker guide. —Ganda Suthivarakom
Rule the ambience for guests in every room of the house (no matter how big your palace is) with a whole-home wireless music system. We’ve spent hundreds of hours over several months using six whole-home wireless music systems in every possible room and Sonos is still the best around because it’s super easy to use and set up, and has excellent sound quality for the price.
The best part about a wireless home music system compared with a series of Bluetooth speakers is that it connects directly to the Internet instead of relying on your phone or computer. Just select the music you want to play and the machine will do the rest, freeing up your phone to do other stuff—with no notification sounds or ringtones to interrupt playback. And you can play different music in different rooms, or group them together, all while maintaining independent volume control on each unit. —GS
A good selection of candles can make or break a party’s atmosphere. In a new round of testing this fall, we looked at dozens of candles online and spent several hours on research to determine our top picks.
You can find four main styles of candles: tapers, which are tall and skinny, and stand in candlesticks; pillar candles, which are squat (usually at least to inches in diameter) and come in a variety of heights; votives, which measure about inches tall and inch wide, and go in votive holders; and tea lights, small candles in metal cups that traditionally serve to warm teapots but also make great accent lighting.
For all the candles we tested, we looked for four main things: no dripping (which can ruin candleholders or tablecloths), very little smoke or none at all, no scent to interfere with food on the table, and the length of burn time. (set of three)
With an impressively long burn time of about seven hours, Richland’s Tealight Candles Extended Burn (available in a pack of 100) are our pick. These tea lights gave off the least amount of smoke compared with IKEA Glimma unscented tea lights (sold in a pack of 100) and Waxations Superior Quality Unscented Tea Light Candles (available in a pack of 125). In our test, the IKEA candles burned for only five hours, and their wax turned an unattractive yellow color. The Waxations tea lights had the shortest burn time of four hours and gave off a lot of smoke when extinguished. —Jamie Wiebe, Michael Sullivan
Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic
In an age when most people experience photos only as pixels on their phones, nothing draws attention at a party like the tactile, retro charm of an instant camera. Our pick for an instant camera is the Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic. Its film is widely available, and the pocket-sized prints make for excellent keepsakes with more-accurate colors and finer detail than its competitors can produce, all in a compact and durable retro design. —GS
The Duralex Picardie survived an 8-foot fall off a roof onto a linoleum floor. It stacks neatly, too, and it costs only a few dollars per glass. (set of six)
After 2hours of research including drop tests onto tile and concrete, plus years of long-term testing, we couldn’t resist picking the Picardie tumbler from French manufacturer Duralex as our favorite drinking glass. While they look elegant enough for the dinner table, they’re versatile enough to sit stacked up on the bar for use as wine or cocktail glasses. You’ll spot these glasses at Paris bistros and Middle Eastern tea shops, making everything from espresso shots to bordeaux look good. During our temperature stress tests, the Picardie tumbler’s tempered glass withstood freezing temps and boiling water, so it’ll work for both hot apple cider and ice water. When we flung the tumblers off an 8-foot roof onto a linoleum floor, they didn’t break, and because they stack well they’re easy to store once your dinner is over.
The 10⅞-ounce size is ideal for smaller portions of juice or warm punch and comes in boxes of six. For water or for tall coolers like iced tea and lemonade, the 16⅞-ounce tumbler (box of six) is big enough to hold your drink and lots of ice, too.
Our champagne glass pick
The Viv doesn’t have the characteristics that make higher-end flutes better than others, namely tulip-shaped bowls, effervescence points, and leaded crystal. For fine dining or an intimate occasion, our favorite high-quality Champagne flute is the Riedel Vinum Cuvee Prestige, and you can read about it in our full-length guide.
The Libbey Signature Kentfield Estate All-Purpose Glass is ideal for casual drinking and entertaining. Photo: Michael Hession
The best wine glass for hosting parties is the durable Libbey Signature Kentfield Estate All-Purpose Wine Glass. This inexpensive, tulip-shaped glass ranked among the top stemware chosen by our experts in our blind taste test. It stood out for showcasing the aromas of both red and white wines well. It’s nicely balanced with a thin lip that doesn’t distract from enjoyment of the overall drinking experience. The Libbey glass has a classic look that makes it appropriate for daily use, or for more formal occasions such as dinners and cocktail parties. It’s also dishwasher-safe, and since it’s so affordably priced, you won’t be heartbroken if one breaks.
If you’re seeking something more elegant to create a polished and formal feel for your dinner table, check out our full-length wine glass guide. —MS for a set of 3
When it comes to having a pitcher of water on the table, we found that simple and cheap is the way to go. The Weck Juice Jar is economical, sturdy, and comfortable to hold. It has a small footprint, and the classic shape blends in well on most dining tables. It comes with a loose-fitting glass lid that’s a little impractical for day-to-day use, but thankfully you can purchase a plastic snap-on lid if you require airtight storage in the refrigerator. Even with the extra lid, though, we can’t recommend storing this jar on its side in case your fridge has limited shelf clearance. —Lesley Stockton
If you want a cobbler shaker
This all-in-one shaker and strainer will be easier to use for novice mixologists. It has less of a tendency to leak than other cobbler-style shakers, and it feels more solidly built.
If you want an all-in-one option, we also like the Usagi Cobbler Shaker. Cobbler-style shakers, which separate into three pieces (a canister, a lid with a strainer, and a cap to cover the holes), are sometimes easier for beginners but generally prone to leaking. The Usagi is the only cobbler shaker we’ve found that doesn’t: In our tests, all three parts remained snug during shaking, yet the parts weren’t so tight as to make breaking the seal difficult. We also appreciate that the Usagi shaker has a little ergonomic indentation in the cap where you can put your index finger while shaking. For those who care, this shaker also looks nice and classic. —Christine Cyr Clisset
For larger parties, grab big bags of ice from the supermarket or gas station and then separate the ice into two groups: ice that cools your beverages (and won’t be consumed) and clean ice meant for drinks. The clean ice needs its own container—nobody should have to stick a hand in the cooler to grab ice meant for chilling dirty off-the-shelf cans of beer.
After 20 hours of watching ice melt, we can say that our favorite ice bucket is the Oggi Stainless Steel Ice Bucket. Double-walled for insulation, this shiny, stainless model has a removable lid, a 3-quart capacity, and an included pair of tongs. In our tests, it didn’t sweat at all on the outside, keeping stacks of napkins and tablecloths dry.—EO
Stocking a bar is a matter of personal taste: It’s your party, so buy what you prefer. As long as you’re offering something to drink, your guests will be happy to linger. But if you need to stock up from scratch and want suggestions for basic, crowd-pleasing bottles of liquor that are good for most cocktails but won’t blow your budget, we narrowed the field down to seven selections. How much booze should you buy? The best advice is to buy plenty. Martha Stewart also has a helpful party calculator to determine how much to buy.
After speaking to eight celebrated bartenders, researching what the entertaining experts had to say, and cross-referencing their responses, we recommend the following.
Vodka: Absolut. Dale DeGroff, formerly of the Rainbow Room, told us, “If you want something a little more viscous, with a little more flavor, we’re talking pastry flavor, you get the malty, grainy: Absolut.”
Gin: Tanqueray. Chad Solomon of beverage consultancy Cuffs & Buttons called Tanqueray a “Rolls-Royce–quality” gin.
Dry vermouth: Dolin. Solomon and John deBary of Momofuku both picked Dolin for dry vermouth, a key ingredient in martinis.
Bourbon: Wild Turkey. “Right there in the heart, at 10proof, is Wild Turkey,” DeGroff said. “This man is the master.”
Whisky: The Famous Grouse. Solomon gave points to The Famous Grouse whisky for being “more of a mixer than a sipper … it’s not overly sweetened and has a little bit of smoke to it.”
Rum: Bacardi Superior. For white rum, DeGroff told us, “obviously Bacardi.”
Different cocktails (or straight sipping) may be better suited to different bottles. You know your friends, so pick and choose the alcohol you think they’ll enjoy most. —Nick Guy
Our sparkling wine pick
It’s bready and complex, and it smells like burnt sugar. People recommend Gruet to us all the time, even when we’re not asking.
Real Champagne is expensive and not commonly bought by the case. Luckily, you have much to choose from beyond the French stuff these days, and if you’re having a celebration and you don’t want to go broke, we recommend Gruet Brut. This non-vintage sparkler from Albuquerque, New Mexico, is made in the French style by a family from Champagne.
To find a great bottle that’s available for purchase by the case, we first consulted “best of” lists from various sources, including Food & Wine, Good Housekeeping, Huffington Post, The Nest, Serious Eats, and Wine Enthusiast. Then we sought out the experts.
Chad Solomon, a Milk & Honey bar alumnus and partner of beverage consultancy Cuffs & Buttons, told us, “It’s quite lovely to sip on.” Michael McCaulley, wine director and partner of Philadelphia’s Tria bar-cafe, said, “It’s toastier, it’s bready, it’s complex, it’s awesome with luscious cheese.” It’s also widely available across the US, including at online shops such as Astor Wines & Spirits.
Again and again, our sources listed Gruet Brut as one of their favorites, even without our mentioning it. Just to make sure, we pitted it against the Wine Enthusiast–approved Domaine Ste. Michelle Brut, which pops up on top sparkler lists, as well as against the similarly well-received Segura Viudas Aria Brut Cava, yet in taste tests the Gruet was the clear favorite.—NG
Our utensils pick
Sturdy, disposable cutlery is hard to find, but Kirkland’s plastic stuff fills the bill and won’t break on you.
In our tine-to-tine face-off of three plastic utensil sets, the clear winner was Kirkland Signature Crystal Clear Cutlery. These utensils won’t break on you mid-meal unless you’re dining with the Hulk, and they come in a huge quantity for cheap, so one box (which can be even cheaper in-store at Costco) should last you through quite a few dinner parties, bake-offs, and picnics. The 360-piece set comes in real-world proportions of 180 forks, 120 spoons, and 60 knives.
Our slow cooker pick
With a slow cooker you can put a roast with mouthwatering, braised flavor on the table without spending all day tending to it. Plus, preparing your main dish in an independent appliance can help free up valuable oven and stove space.
We considered many slow-cooker models across the budget range and couldn’t find the perfect one—most of them run too hot. After 5hours of research and testing, we decided that our pick is the slightly fancier but still affordable Hamilton Beach 6-quart Programmable Set & Forget, which is large enough to hold a 4-pound brisket. The built-in meat probe seems gimmicky, but slow-cooker expert Phyllis Pellman Good told us that it’s a useful feature. Keep in mind, though, that the short probe may not be long enough to reach into the front cut of every brisket.
If your brisket has gone eight hours and hasn’t reached optimal melt-in-your-mouth texture, keep cooking it on low for a few more hours. The writer behind Smitten Kitchen, a big fan of slow-cooker brisket, lets hers go for 10.
Is a roast too formal or hearty for your soirée? Slow cookers set on low are also the perfect serving vehicle for hors d’oeuvres like glazed meatballs, crowd-pleasing dips, mulled wine, and even decadent desserts. —Camille Chatterjee
Ready-made puff pastry offers an easy and sophisticated option for entertaining. It’s a great staple to keep on hand for making fancy-looking desserts, special entrées like beef Wellington, and even breakfast pastries. Using puff pastry is also one of the best ways to make tasty, impressive-looking appetizers with the bare minimum of effort.
Most people don’t want to make puff pastry from scratch, as it’s a labor-intensive process. The store-bought variety can be a real time-saver, especially when you’re prepping for a gathering, and we found Trader Joe’s Puff Pastry Dough to be the best you can buy.
As the name suggests, puff pastry puffs up as it bakes. The resulting pastry should have an airy, flaky texture. The flavor should be buttery and have a melt-in-your-mouth quality. Good ready-made puff pastry should be relatively easy to work with. Ready-made puff pastry dough usually comes in a sheet; it should roll out smoothly, without cracking where it was folded in the package. The dough should feel slightly moist but not wet, and no sections of the dough sheet should be dry or suffering the effects of freezer burn.
Generally you can find premade puff pastry dough in the freezer section of a grocery store, near the pie crust and phyllo dough. After testing Trader Joe’s dough against the high-end Dufour Classic Puff Pastry and the commonly available Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets, we found the Trader Joe’s brand to offer the best taste and the best value.
TJ’s puff pastry comes thinly rolled in parchment, which makes it easy to unroll and work with immediately. Although we like that the Dufour Classic dough is made with butter (which we could particularly taste in our apple tart), we also tasted the butter in the Trader Joe’s brand (which is created with a combination of butter and non-hydrogenated vegetable shortening made from palm oil). And at about a fourth of the price of the Dufour dough, Trader Joe’s puff pastry is a steal. It’s available only during the holidays, so if you like it, stock up; it should keep in a steady freezer for about six months. Otherwise, Dufour’s puff pastry is our offseason pick. —CCC
A toaster oven is a must for parties: It frees up oven space and heats up canapés without heating up your whole kitchen (which is good if you have a lot of people congregated in your kitchen). For our best toaster oven guide, we spent over 5hours on research and went through stacks and stacks of toasted white bread, mini pizza bagels, and cookies. Our main pick is the Panasonic FlashXpress, which is smaller than most competitors and cheaper, too. For a party, however, we’d recommend a larger toaster that can function as an auxiliary oven, the Cuisinart TOB-260NChef’s Convection Toaster Oven. —Raphael Brion
For large parties, Husky’s bags will hold a lot of the garbage and recycling that piles up at the end of the night, and they’re extra-thick to ward off punctures.
Our pick for the best kitchen trash bag is the Glad Tall Kitchen Drawstring Bag, which works fine for a smaller dinner party. But as anyone who has had to clean up after an excellent party knows, a tremendous amount of garbage and recycling can pile up—especially if you’re using disposable flatware. For these situations, you’ll want a contractor bag.
Dive right in to this cocktail trend.
Giant vats of booze are saturating the spirits scene as upscale bars and restaurants put an elevated spin on the kitschy punch bowl.
At Metropolis, a speakeasy-esque raw bar and cocktail lounge below the newly-renovated Blue Water Grill in Union Square, large format drinks are served to make the fancy spot seem more inviting. “We didn’t want to create a space that was stuffy or meant for your parents or your grandparents,” Metropolis mixologist Richard Breitkreutz tells the Daily News.
So he decided to add a little theatrics to his drink menu to help lighten the mood, having servers mix the colossal cocktails tableside.
The lounge area of the underground oyster oasis, complete with a couch and pillows, suits groups who can nosh on shrimp cocktail and take in live jazz while huddled around a barrel of booze. “It’s about conviviality and creating a fun party feeling,” Breitkreutz explains.
Serving refined cocktails in large vessels is certainly nothing new. They’ve been ornate fixtures at The Nomad Bar since it opened in 201But more recently, as craft cocktails have gone mainstream at more restaurants and even dive bars, Nomad’s mixologist Leo Robitschek decided to create bigger gulps for even small parties of two. “The trend for larger cocktails is making a comeback,” he says.
Bar manager Pietro Collina with the Madison Park Smash at The Nomad. (The Nomad Bar)
One downside: serving drinks in larger formats may mean a watered-down drink by the time you reach the bottom of the bowl, but Robitschek uses crushed ice, which he says helps dilute the massive drink at a slower rate. “It allows you to chill the glass faster,” he says, adding that the vessel will stay colder longer.
And, of course, while these over-the-top sips are Instagram-friendly, they also encourage real-life face-time with friends. “A punch bowl breaks the ice a bit and brings back that magic of human interaction and communality,” suggests bartender Adam Seger, who serves up inventive drinks in bowls at The Tuck Room, a new restaurant and cocktail lounge at the South Street Seaport.
Here’s where to share inventive colossal cocktails in an upscale environment. (1Fulton St.)
Seger wanted to debunk all preconceived notions of punch bowl-sized servings, first and foremost, the stereotype that they have to be super-sweet.
For this tropical-themed cocktail, he balances out the sweetness of pineapple, strawberry and passion fruit with magnolia blossom oolong tea and Amaro, a liqueur with a bittersweet syrupy flavor. It’s also mixed with two different kinds of aged rum and blood orange.
Patrons enjoy a large format cocktail made with rosé, campari, chipotle, seltzer and lime at Sons & Daughters restaurant. (Jefferson Siegel/for New York Daily News)
Three glasses of the punch are equivalent to the alcohol in two cocktails, says Seger.
This East Village Cuban oasis is styled to be a little slice of Latin American paradise amid the hustle and bustle of frenetic Manhattan. Named for a city excelling in sugar cane and rum production, the decor and temperament of Cienfuegos mirrors the atmosphere of a breezy Cuban port town. The bar specializes in punch bowls and rum cocktails. For a taste of something sweet, try the Anchor Punch (Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, guava, ginger, lime and apricot liquor) or the Ancient Mariner (El Dorado 12, Appleton V/X, lime, grapefruit, vanilla and Allspice). Food is definitely secondary here, but you can certainly grab a plate of huevos rellenos or camarones borrachos to compliment your rum.
Taylor Swift will headline AT&T’s DirecTV Saturday-night concert, the pop star’s second live performance since the end of her tour in December 201Word on the street is the Grammy winner is due to drop a new album soon; maybe she’ll debut the new Calvin Harris–inspired song Swifties have been waiting for.
Three blocks of Main Street comprise Main Street Square, a unique pedestrian enclosure that’s been enlivened by several large-scale public art projects. Pass through by foot, bike or METROrail to view the immersive color experience of Color Jam Houston, the cultural flair of Saludos and the functional whimsy of Trumpet Flower.
Houston’s state-of-the-art urban park is always chockful of events, activities and art. Wake up with free yoga, catch a concert, take a lap on the outdoor ice skating rink, or stroll under the promenade of LED light flowers of the Enchanted installation.
Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
The most impressive place to pray for a gridiron victory might be this ultra-modern house of worship, designed by architecture firm Ziegler Cooper to replace its neighboring, century-old predecessor and dedicated in 2008.
From the Village it’s a short trip to
Rice University, whose campus is always worth exploring. Sunrise and sunset are the best time to experience the school’s, but the installation is worth a visit anytime (don’t forget to do your best “Hotline Bling” dance while you’re there). —Sarah Rufca Nielsen
183Copper Ale is the rosé of beers: a crowd favorite that goes with everything. Make sure to have some non-alcoholic options on-hand for designated drivers and/or people still trying to stick to their New Year’s resolutions. We recommend a few cases of LaCroix.
4. Did y’all know that Texas Firecrackers—the addictive crackers baked here in Houston by Texas Fiery Snacks— now come in a cayenne-ranch flavor? Sprinkle a few bowls of these around the TV area, and folks may never leave the living room.
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From Boston to the Bay Area, the tiki revival has seen a resurgence of bars offering that super-size communal drink known as the Scorpion Bowl. In all of Honolulu, however, we found just one bar on the Scorpion Bowl bandwagon: the Paradise Lounge at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. While Trader Vic’s original scorpion bowl had 1ingredients, this one has just six, including rum and okolehao. But no worries, this bugga can still put the sting on three of you at once. If you’ve always wanted to stare down a long straw into one of these communal cauldrons of fun, better round up the gang and get down to Paradise Lounge soon. A new beverage manager is looking to revamp the Hilton’s drink list, and there’s no guarantee the Scorpion Bowl will make the cut.
Rum has been the animating spirit of tiki culture from the beginning, when a former bootlegger named Don the Beachcomber started serving potent rum cocktails at his faux-Polynesian Hollywood bar in 193In Honolulu, 80 years later, no place is more devoted to this spirit than Rumfire at the Sheraton Waikīkī Hotel. It’s got some 80 rums on a menu organized by the rum-making nations of the world: five rums from Barbados, from Puerto Rico, two from Nicaragua, and so on. Pull up a seat at the elegant bar with the backlit Balinese glass, or find a spot at the sleek outdoor fire pit, and consider the High-Maka Mai Tai, which uses 23-year-old Ron Zapaca rum from Guatemala. As the menu says, “We’re not saying this mai tai is better than others” but “we certainly think it’s better than most.”
First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.
Most important, have fun and choose your Punch Bowls wisely! Good luck!
So, TOP3 of Punch Bowls
- №1 — VonShef 6 in 1 Multi-Function 12 Inch Cake Stand/Dome, Chip Platter, Punch Bowl, Salad Bowl, Punch Bowl
- №2 — Barski – European Crystal – Handmade – Large Centerpiece Footed Bowl -Punch Bowl – 12″ D – (12″ Diameter ) – 270 oz – 8.5 quarts – Made in Europe
- №3 — Round Punch Bowl 12Qt – 1 Punch Bowl