Katrina Markhoff celebrates the holidays with a tasting party pairing truffles from her Victorian Holiday Bonbon collection with drinks she created exclusively for Traditional Home. "A chocolate and drinks party is a welcome adventure from the usual round of holiday parties," she says. "Reindeer, snow, pinecones--there are a thousand reasons for celebrating!"
To keep guests circulating, Katrina sets up tasting stations throughout her home, each with a different truffle and drink combination (and a small card describing the pairing). For serving, she brings out a collection of vintage aperitif glasses, demitasse cups, and trays. Small, clean votive candleholders can also be used for the drinks.
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