A Cup of Holiday Cheer
Whether you really get in to the holiday season or just get through it, there’s nothing like a nip of cheer to make it seem a little more merry and bright! We’ve put together a few drink favorites you can mix up quickly to sip while wrapping presents (or when your great-aunt Mildred starts lamenting that nobody comes to visit her anymore)
3 parts pomegranate juice (or cranberry)
2 parts gin
1 part simple syrup
Lime juice (juice from 1-2 wedges will do)
A few fresh mint leaves
Pomegranate seeds & lime wheel for garnish
Muddle mint leaves with simple syrup at the bottom of a cocktail glass. Add ice, gin, pomegranate juice, and lime juice. Stir, garnish as pictured and serve!
BAILEY’S HOT CHOCOLATE
3 cups milk
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream
In a small saucepan, add milk and heavy cream. Turn to medium heat and let mixture warm up. Do not let it boil. Add the chocolate chips. Let the chocolate chips melt in the milk mixture. Whisk frequently. Once the chocolate has full combined, add Bailey’s. Stir to combine and transfer to heat safe mugs. Add marshmallows and enjoy!
1/2 c. (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 to 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
pinch ground cloves
small pinch salt
Place butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in a small bowl. Mash together with the back of a spoon or a fork until well combined. Place two heaping tablespoons of batter in a mug. Add 2 oz. dark or dark spiced rum and 6 oz. of boiling water. Stir until mixture is melted and fully dissolved.
Optional: Top with whip cream, sprinkling of cinnamon or nutmeg, and add a cinnamon stick for garnish.
Have any favorites of your own you’d like to share? Tell us in the comment section below!
And please always celebrate responsibly. Have a save and happy holiday season!
PHOTOS by Liza Goncharova @ CRASH-SUES
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