When it comes to entertaining a group, I’ve got just one word for you, booze-wise: Punch. This one's loosely based on the Long Island Iced Tea from my homeland—make a vat of it and keep it flowing. A couple big benefits: It’s strong enough to get the party started, but too sweet for anyone to go overboard, and it saves you from getting stuck in the kitchen mixing cocktails or hauling the chardonnay out of the fridge for the gazillionth time. Plus, mine’s got fruit in it, so technically it’s good for you… right?
Nine years ago, I made a vow to live my life based on three guiding principles: Love, Awe and Gratitude. Today, instead of feeling sad, angry or anxious about The Chew’s cancellation, I will look through the lens of Gratitude and thank: My cohosts, @chefsymon and @carlaphall, for being two of the greatest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. The crew and staff of The Chew for being so dedicated, hardworking and collaborative. Our viewers for allowing us into your homes each day to share a laugh and a recipe — and a cocktail. It’s been a fun run and I am so freakin’ lucky to have been a part of it. Much love, CK ❤️