I love hosting. Even in my small, one-bedroom Manhattan apartment, I always volunteer to invite friends over for dinner, drinks, or just to hang out. But the idea of hosting Friendsgiving always stresses me out.
Between the mess, all the moving parts, and the expense, throwing Friendsgiving can be demanding affair. Which is why I tried out a bunch of tricks to make hosting easier and more fun.
Pour enough water in a bundt pan so that it's covering the whole bottom. This will help it freeze. Then, add all your ingredients — booze, juice, fruit, and spices — and freeze the mixture overnight.
Once frozen, transfer the bundt pan to a clear bowl. Pour some additional alcohol over the mixture so it starts to melt. Within a few minutes, it should pop right out of the bundt pan, while still keeping its shape.
The punch stays cold as it melts so you don't need ice. Ladle it it into glasses and top it off with more booze if you feel so inclined.
4.Make a whole meal of bite-sized versions of classic Thanksgiving dishes.