Liquid Libations to Kick Off Winter Celebrations

With the Holiday season comes snowy weather… Of course this is also a time for Snow Angels, Christmas caroling, building Snowmen, putting up outdoor Holiday lighting…all which require tromping into the house to warm up! If you’re not quite at drinking age, that usually means hot apple cider or cocoa…with marshmallows, of course. If you’re a smidge older, it includes adding some liquid enhancements.

So, because my fabulous gal pal at Cowboys and Crossbones got me inspired by our good friend alcohol, I thought I’d share a recipe and the matching song… 😉

First, the recipe…. And please feel free to share your favorite seasonal alcoholic (or non) liquid treat in the comments below…I’m always looking for new additions to my repertoire.

Wassail

6 c. Apple juice or cider
2 c. Cranberry juice
2 c. Orange juice
1/4 c. Sugar
1 Tbsp Bitters
3 Tbsp Lemon juice
In a cheesecloth:
6 Cinnamon sticks cut into thirds
16 whole Cloves
1 tsp whole Allspice
Tie up cheesecloth. Place all liquid ingredients into a pot, then drop in the cheesecloth spice ball. Simmer until ready to serve. Add 1 c. of light/spiced rum if preferred…but please, if you’re going to drink, assign a designated driver. Don’t Drink And Drive!
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12 thoughts on “Liquid Libations to Kick Off Winter Celebrations

  1. brickhousechick says:

    YUM!!!! Tasty & decadent, my type of drink! I always love the Puerto Rican version of egg nog (Coquito). Salud!

    Coquito is a traditional punch served at Christmas and New Years celebrations. The drink is similar to eggnog with rum. This particular recipe does not call for raw eggs. Nor does it call for you to crack open a fresh coconut. It’s a very simple mixed drink.
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 1 hour
    Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

    Ingredients:
    2 15-ounce cans cream of coconut
    2 14-ounce cans condensed milk
    6 ounces white rum (use less if you like)
    1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    1 teaspoon coconut (or vanilla) extract

    Preparation:
    1. Mix all ingredients in a blender.
    2. Refrigerate for about an hour before serving. Serve cold.
    Serves: This recipe makes about 36 ounces.

  2. Cowboys and Crossbones says:

    OH BABY! I can’t wait to try this recipe! I am going to make it on Christmas Eve where there will be zero need for driving, Christmas music on, a letter being written to Santa, carrots out for the reindeer and a little cozying up with my fave kit cat. Thanks for sharing!

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