Nothing says bienvenidos like a cup or glass of punch upon entering a holiday party. Whether you are hosting your familia and amigos for Nochebuena, Navidad, Noche Vieja, or El Dia de los Reyes, have a pitcher or bowl of punch or sangria on hand so that you can offer guests a bit of ready-made hospitality the moment they step through your door.
Many countries have their own traditional holiday drink: Christmas in Mexico would not be complete without Ponche Navideña, while in Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands coquito is found at every celebration throughout the entire season. In Chile, the time-honored drink of the season is Cola de Mono, made with rum, milk, and coffee.
As wine lovers, we enjoy wine-based libations. They are more food-friendly (especially with savory tapas) than eggnog-style drinks, and are lower in alcohol than spirit-based punches. Here, six holiday punches to get you started.