Here's a lovely sampler of holiday drinks - some alcoholic and some not. Looking for the perfect cocktail, or maybe a chai tea syrup for gift-giving, or how about a frothy banana milk instead of eggnog? Lots of ideas here.
Happy Holiday Drinks
Guests are arriving soon, and you'd love to welcome them with a glass of bubbly or a mug of something warm. Try a few of these delicious offerings:
Poinsettia Cocktail - stir up individual drinks or make a pitcher full of this light, bubbly champagne & cranberry holiday cocktail:
Pimm's Cup isn't only for the summertime. A pitcher of this would be a refreshing holiday drink. Use mandarin orange slices instead of regular, and stir in a few pomegranate seeds or cranberries to make it more seasonal:
Or serve a tasty Jam-Smash Cocktail, using your favourite jam (who needs toast?):
Why not try the kick of a Moscow Mule? Zingy ginger beer and bright lime juice give your taste buds a dance:
Or convert this Blueberry Sangria to a winter version, using frozen blueberries and cherries (no need to muddle them):
And then there's a lightened-up cranberry variation of a classic mulled Glüwein for some traditional holiday cheer. Set up a slow-cooker full of this for guests to sip on throughout the day or evening:
You could always start off the New Year's festivities with Pickleback Shots - surprise your guests and get them laughing with this new drinks sensation:
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And for some Delicious Non-alcoholic Beverage Treats:
Serve little cups of thick, rich, Italian style hot chocolate (almost like a dessert in itself):
Or close your eyes and indulge in a hot mug of Chai Tea Latté made with your own Chai Spice Syrup:
Whiz up a simple pitcher of Banana Milk as a tasty change from egg-nog:
Got guests staying over for the holidays? Serve them a breakfast of festive Gingerbread Dough Boy Smoothies, delicious Hummingbird muffins, and a platter of cut-up fresh fruit for a lighter start to the day.
For late-night comfort, curl up on the couch in your pajamas and cradle a mug of one of these three different flavoured warm milks. Sip while you enjoy the lights of the tree before heading off to bed.
If anyone's feeling a little under the weather during the holidays, doctor them up with a dose of hot honey, lemon, and ginger tea. It's a comforting drink, even when you're not sick:
How about a pitcher of chia-seed infused Agua Fresca? This tangy limeade refreshes and hydrates, even in winter time - especially after all that holiday feasting:
Or just have pitchers of refreshing infused water handy in the fridge to sip when thirsty or to serve with holiday meals. Use a red apple instead of a green one, to provide holiday colour:
or pick a festive and refreshing Apple Cranberry Infused Water to flush your system and give your digestion a boost:
Whatever your drink of choice this holiday season, I hope you are raising your glass with family and friends, and toasting the many blessings you have in your life.
With love from
Margaret, the Kitchen Frau