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3 Christmas Beverage Recipes
There is little that says Christmas better than the beverages that you sip as you sit around the tree with your family. These traditional beverages are easy to make and great to taste.
1 cup milk (250 ml)
2 spoons of powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon Chocolate Syrup (30 ml)
1 Table Spoon Whiskey
1 Tablespoon Creme de Cacao
Separate the egg yolk and egg whites. Whisk the egg whites till they are nice and frothy.
Separately blend the egg yolk, sugar and chocolate syrup. Add a spoonful of milk to make it easier to blend.
Pour the milk into a glass and add the above blended paste. Stir in the egg whites gently.
Now add the Whiskey and Creme de Cacao to the glass.
Note - For kids you can remove the alcohol and increase the sugar
This one can take some time and effort but its well worth it when you sit back with a glass of mulled wine wine in your hand. Imagine the warmth flowing through right into the cockles of your heart.
750 ml Red wine (use a Merlot or a Shiraz)
1 teaspoon caramelized sugar
1/2 cup Brandy
1 stick cinnamon
Zest of Orange from half an orange
Any other spice that you might have a yearning for
Pour the wine into a pan and put it on a low flame.
Add the Orange Zest and some bit of juice to the wine.
Add all the remaining ingredients one by one to the pan making sure that the wine does not come to a boil.
As the steam begins to rise from the wine switch off the flame and serve it in glasses.
Note - You can sieve out the seasoning for a clear mulled wine or leave some of it in to lend it a better flavor as you sip.
2 Tablespoons or 30 ml of espresso freshly brewed
1 teaspoon demerara sugar
Half cup or 120 ml hot water
2 Tablespoons or 30 ml Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur
Whipped cream and chocolate flakes for decoration
Pour in the espresso in the cup and add the sugar.
Top it off with the hot water and add the Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur.
Decorate the top with the sweet whipped cream and add the chocolate flakes on top.
Give a stir and its ready to sip.