Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Our Favourite Holiday Drink Recipes!

It wouldn’t be the holidays without specialty drinks to celebrate the season. Especially when it’s this cold! So at your next party, impress your guests by making one (or all) of these 3 holiday drinks: 
Glühwein (mulled wine)

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 teeth.
Photo credit: Joanna Goddard
Hot Chocolate and Bailey’s

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.

Happy Holidays!

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