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The holidays often inspire us to eat warm, traditional meals and spend extra time with our families. Add to that the fun of making up a nice spiced drink to sip near the fire and you’re ready to bask in the holiday season! Here are a few great drink recipes for you to try out (or, as a reminder if you’ve had them before).
Hot Buttered Rum
Ingredients: 2 c. vanilla ice cream 1 c. granulated sugar 1 c. brown sugar 1 c. butter Rum Nutmeg Water
Directions: Mix the regular and brown sugars and butter in a sauce pan. Set to a low heat until the butter melts. Be sure to stir occasionally. When the butter is melted, pour the mixture into a large bowl and add the ice cream. Beat together until the mixture is smooth. To make the buttered rum drink, fill 1/4 of a cup with the mixture, add about an ounce of rum, and 3/4 of a cup of boiling water. Top with a pinch of nutmeg. The butter/ice cream/sugar mixture can be kept in a sealed container in the fridge for about two weeks, which makes it a cinch to prepare when you have unexpected company.
Kahlua Egg Nog
Ingredients: Egg Nog Kahlua
Directions: This one’s easy! In a glass, mix 4 parts egg nog to 1 part kahlua. Top with a sprinkle of nutmeg if you want to jazz it up a bit.
Chilled Mocha with Bailey’s
Ingredients: 4 oz. of chocolate milk 2 oz. of cold coffee 1 oz. Bailey’s Irish cream Whipped cream Chocolate powder or shavings Ice
Directions: In a large glass, add ice, chocolate milk, coffee, and Bailey’s. Mix together and top with whipped cream. Sprinkle chocolate shavings or a dash of chocolate powder and serve.
Hot Mulled Apple Cider
Ingredients: 3 cups of apple cider 4 cinnamon sticks + 2 more to garnish 1/2 cup of cinnamon schnapps 1/2 cup of spiced rum
Directions: Mix all of the ingredients together in a sauce pan (or slow cooker) and heat on a medium heat. Once the mixture is hot, reduce to a low heat and allow it to mull for about an hour. Serve warm and garnish with a cinnamon stick or two.
Now your holiday recipe arsenal is stocked with some highly tasty drink recipes! Many of these recipes can easily be altered to a non-alcoholic beverage so that your youngsters can enjoy them as well, so don’t be afraid to whip up a batch that the whole family can enjoy! ‘Happy holidays!