This traditional German drink (above) tastes like Christmas in a
glass. Add clementines, lemon, lime, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, cloves, bay
leaves into an ocean of red wine (10-15 bottles). Let the concoction simmer on low so the
flavours can mingle, creating a sweet and spicy hot wine. Despite the zillions
of ingredients, this recipe is simple and popular. Your guests will be warmed
to their toes and helping themselves to seconds – even if they do get purple
Want to add a little kick to your hot chocolate? Here’s how it’s done: pour boiling milk into a jug with dark chocolate. After it’s softened, whisk until smooth and add Bailey’s Irish Cream. For extra indulgence, top with whip cream and chocolate shavings. For step by step instructions, follow this recipe from Bailey's.
Eggnog is always a holiday favourite. To shake up the season, try this recipe by Andre McGillivray – mixologist at the Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino. McGillivray has prepared a special menu of eggnogs and festive cocktails for the Pointe Restaurant, including this sweetly spiced Trinidad & Tobago Flip.
For this recipe, you’ll need whiskey, Angostura bitters, blue agave syrup, and an egg. Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker – shake it up and pour into a small rocks glass without ice. Garnish by finely grating an espresso bean on top of the drink.
The last step: grab your glass and get cozy by the fireplace.