Perhaps spurred on by last year's publication of Dave Wondrich's Punch, these convivial, sharable concoctions are seeing a decided resurgence. We like to think of them as the bar's equivalent to the family-style meal. We recently toured some of Los Angeles' best bars in search of truly delicious punches that you can make at home for holiday parties and family dinners.
'Library Bar' on Serious Eats
Who needs a menu? That's the thinking at Library Bar, tucked in an unmarked corner of Hollywood's famed Roosevelt Hotel, where bartenders Matt Biancaniello and Chris Hewes have been crafting their own drink recipes based mostly on what's available at the Farmer's Market and personal whim, with no cocktail menu in sight.