June 14, 2012 at 10:50 AM ET
Wondering what to have guests sip on at your sophisticated soiree? There are so many cocktail choices and so little time! Mrs. Lilien's Cocktail Swatchbook gives you 50 options to fake your way into looking like one savvy mixologist. Oh no, you will NOT be serving up plain old spiked punch like it's a high school dance. Try this version, called "Starlight Bowl," recipe courtesy of Kelley Lilien's new book.
In a glittering crystal punch bowl, pour 3/4 cup of fresh lemon juice, 1/2 cup simple syrup, 1 cup vodka, 1/2 cup Lincello and 1 bottle of chilled Champagne. Garnish with 4 sliced star fruits and raspberries and sprinkle with edible gold glitter stars.