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 started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.