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Happy Holiday Cocktails / Cuisine
Warm up your winter season with traditional holiday spirits
The holidays are a favorite time of year for many people. This cheery season is filled with parties and events that bring the spirit of the season out in everyone. As a part of these festivities there are some wonderful drinks that you can serve to fit the holiday theme perfectly.
Traditional warm drinks are a great thing to start with and we cannot forget the wonders of eggnog and classic Christmas punch – drinks that should be on everyone's Christmas list.
Eggnog is an alcoholic holiday drink typical for western people. For them, it brings back fond memories of Christmas by the firelight, of real Christmas trees decorated with popcorn, and of Grandma producing the most filling meals upon the grandest of all holidays.
For native speakers eggnog is a tradition that some love to follow while others are fine with passing on it. For us English learners it still has its appeal as a Christmas classic. And by the way, it’s so delicious it will knock your socks off.
Serve eggnog at a party in a large punchbowl with "puddles" of whipped cream spaced over the surface, top this with grated nutmeg and set out with glass cups or Irish coffee glasses for a decorative touch.
Ingredients (for 16 servings):
6 eggs, separated
1/2 cup super fine sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups brandy or rum
1 cup milk
Nutmeg (use for garnish also)
1. Beat the egg yolks and sugar together until very thick and light yellow. Slowly beat in brandy (rum and whiskey are also popular alternatives) and milk. Cover and chill.
2. Just before serving whisk the egg whites and salt into soft peaks, then do the same with the cream. Fold them into the egg yolk mix and pour it into a large jug. Add a grating of nutmeg...
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