They Are Drinking: Holiday Punch

'Tis the season to raise a glass—and after the year we've had, goodness knows we could use a tall one.

View Slideshow

Bethy Lagardere

Photo By GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images

Caipirinha aux fruits rouges

Photo By Kyle Ericksen

Appeared In
Special Issue
WWD Scoop issue 11/24/2008
’Tis the season to raise a glass—and after the year we’ve had, goodness knows we could use a tall one. WWDScoop gathered cocktail recipes from expert hostesses around the globe and asked “The Liquid Chef,” Junior Merino, head mixologist at Rayuela in New York, to offer his take on each.

HOSTESS: Bethy Lagardere
Brazilian-born Bethy Lagardere is a social doyenne and couture client who entertains at her homes in Paris, Morocco and Rio de Janeiro, where she’ll spend the holidays at the waterfront apartment she recently purchased. In keeping with her surroundings, Lagardere will ply holiday guests with caipirinha, a traditional Brazilian beverage. “It’s an aperitif that everyone likes,” says Lagardere, who adds a personal touch to the traditional recipe with strawberries and mango. “It’s going to be something quite out of the ordinary,” she admits of the twist. Lagardere will serve the libation alongside pastel (a Brazilian crisp pastry) stuffed with foie gras and chicken empanadas with white truffles.

DRINK: Caipirinha aux Fruits Rouges

4 shots of Cachaça (Cabana Cachaça is recommended)
Juice of 1 lemon
Handful of strawberries, chopped, stems removed
1/2 mango, peeled, pitted and chopped
2 kiwi, peeled and chopped
1 mandarin orange, peeled and chopped

THE LIQUID CHEF SAYS: “You don’t want to overpower the drink with fruits.” He suggests omitting the mandarin, because of its distinctive taste.

View Slideshow
Page:  Next »
load comments


Sign in using your Facebook or Twitter account, or simply type your comment below as a guest by entering your email and name. Your email address will not be shared. Please note that WWD reserves the right to remove profane, distasteful or otherwise inappropriate language.
News from WWD

Sign upSign up for WWD and FN newsletters to receive daily headlines, breaking news alerts and weekly industry wrap-ups.

getIsArchiveOnly= hasAccess=false hasArchiveAccess=false