Christmas is the time to be merry, eat and drink. Luckily for us, drinks are numerous and come in various styles. No matter what drink you need for your Christmas party, our list of 10 alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks has something for everyone.
Eggnog is one of the few drinks that perfectly fit the holiday season and can be enjoyed in various ways. Eggnog recipes range from classic recipes for parties, to modern eggnog cocktails made by the glass, many of which have an international flair. A basic recipe for homemade eggnog is mixing eggs with sugar, milk, cream and liquor. Many eggnog recipes incorporate seasonal flavours, and store-bought eggnog can also be used, making them even easier. You can also choose between whiskey, brandy or rum, no liquor at all, and even egg-free options.
Mexican hot chocolate
From a young age, we’ve all always enjoyed a classic warm cup of hot chocolate. Hot chocolate is, in fact, a treasured Christmas morning family tradition in many houses. But what about Mexican hot chocolate? Mexican hot chocolate differs from standard hot chocolate in several ways. Put simply, Mexican hot chocolate combines ground, unsweetened cacao nibs with water, sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon. This results in a vibrant, somewhat grainy drink.After one sip of this spicy Mexican hot chocolate, you'll never want to drink standard hot chocolate ever again.
Also known as glühwein, vino caldo, glogg and vin brulé, hot mulled wine is well-loved around the world. Enjoyed during the Christmas season, mulled wine is served warm, making any holiday gathering more joyful. With just six ingredients, this mulled wine recipe is incredibly easy to make at home.
There are plenty of versions of the coffee grog floating around in the booze world.
Coffee grog is a delicious cocktail made with dark coffee, rum and brandy, and sometimes seasoned with cinnamon and cardamom. Some versions contain even cream or butter, and some are laced with a range of liqueurs. For those who love Christmas and cannot live without their cup of joe, coffee grog is the perfect holiday cocktail for you.
No holiday party is complete without a festive drink. Thanks to its right balance of crisp and fruity with a slight sweetness, Christmas sangria is the perfect drink to celebrate the holidays. This Christmas sangria can accompany any meal and make your Christmas merry and bright.
Apple cider is a simple fruit drink made from pressed apples with minimal additives and processes. Because it's unfiltered, it still contains some apple pulp or sediment. Also known as sweet or soft cider, apple cider is a non-alcoholic drink and should not be confused with fermented apple drink. Holiday apple cider is just apple cider simmered with cinnamon, cloves, apples, cranberries, and orange slices. Here is how to make Christmas apple cider in a slow cooker.
With the holiday season approaching and the days growing colder, breezy summer spritzers in the garden seem like a distant memory, and everyone’s thoughts turn to cosy family gatherings and comforting winter cocktails. There are Christmas cocktails for every taste, but for a truly indulgent, pudding-in-a-glass cocktail, treat your dinner guests to the creamy chocolate decadence of the brandy Alexander.
The black Russian is a vodka cocktail mixed with coffee liqueur. Its name refers to the ingredients used in the recipe: the coffee liqueur is black, whereas vodka is commonly associated with Russia. The black Russian is less known than the white Russian – a cocktail made with vodka, heavy cream, and coffee liqueur that exploded in popularity due to the 1998 cult-classic movie The Big Lebowski. Once you’ve got your ingredients, the black Russian takes only a few minutes to make.
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