By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Nov 20, 2018 at 5:05 PM

Get a sip of history this week by tasting the 2018 batch of Bryant's famous Holiday Punch. For more than 50 years, Bryant's Cocktail Lounge – located at 1579 S. 9th St. – has served up its secret-recipe punch the night before Thanksgiving.

On Wednesday, Nov. 21, Shirley Lafferty, Bryant's hostess emeritus, will once again sample the first glass at 7 p.m. She will start serving the libation immediately – as long as it meets her approval, of course.

Bryant's Holiday Punch will be served through the holiday season and costs $6 per glass.

And although this Christmas-y cocktail is fruity and festive,  don't be fooled by its very-cherry cuteness – this punch packs a punch! 

Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.

As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.

She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that. 

Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.

Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.

In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!

When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.