Beverages

Discussion in 'Holiday Cooking' started by Gingerbug, May 26, 2008.

  1. Gingerbug

    Gingerbug Administrator

    Submitted by Cathymac

    Noel Spritzer (from Betty Crocker's Celebrate! cookbook)

    2 cups chilled white wine, nonalcoholic wine or apple juice
    1 cup chilled cran-apple juice cocktail
    1 cup sparkling water

    Mix wine, juice drink and sparkling water.
    Serve over ice. Garnish with apple slices and mint

    Makes 6 servings, 3/4 cup each
     
  2. Gingerbug

    Gingerbug Administrator

    Submitted by Patteemom

    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Hot-Butter ... etail.aspx
    We make hot buttered rum drinks every Christmas eve. The kids get it with just hot water or add it to apple cider. It is also go in your coffee. The batter is good mixed with all sorts of things, you don't have to use rum.
     
  3. Cathymac

    Cathymac Administrator

    Here's one that is great, winter or summer. The original recipe was in a Taste of Home Halloween magazine several years ago. I served it at Fourth of July and at Halloween...and had requests for it at Christmas!

    Lemon Cider
    1 gallon apple juice or cider
    1 can frozen lemonade concentrate
    1 cup sugar
    sliced lemons and apples for garnish, if desired

    In a large container (the one I use is probably two gallons), pour apple juice or cider over ice. Add the frozen lemonade concentrate and follow package directions for adding water (the one I use calls for 3 cans). Stir in sugar, add sliced lemons and apples...granny smiths are great for this, because they are tart anyway. The lemonade keeps them pretty.

    I've never made it warm before, but I'm sure it's good. You can also add some cinnamon sticks or mint sprigs, if desired.
     
  4. zchristy

    zchristy Santa's Elves

    Christmas Eggnog Latte

    An amazing treat for coffee lovers, and non-coffee lovers alike! This is the favorite of my family's because it is not too sweet and has a very creamy taste without being too rich. My Mom gave me the ultimate compliment last Christmas eve by asking me to make her one, even though she knew she is so sensitive to caffeine, that it would keep her up until it was time to put the turkey in the oven! ;)

    Ingredients:
    Eggnog (we use the thick eggnog from Costco), milk, espresso, whipped cream, cinnamon or nutmeg.

    Directions:
    If you are using a espresso maker, prepare espresso machine...grinf coffee and get ready. When filling the water compartment, add a small amount of water more than you will need for the coffee to allow for the steaming of the milk/eggnog mix.

    Start brewing the espresso and while doing that, fill a mug half full, with a blend of about 2 parts eggnog and 1 part milk in mug.

    When the espresso begins perking, flip to steam and steam the milk/eggnog mixture using thermometer (careful, because the eggs in eggnog scald easier then milk - -I usually steam until ~ 65C/150F).

    When you're done, flip back to the espresso setting let the espresso finish brewing.

    Add a shot of espresso to the steamed eggnog/milk and garnish with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg.
     
  5. zchristy

    zchristy Santa's Elves

    Cranberry Sangrias

    Cranberry cocktail concentrate or cranberry raspberry juice
    red/white wine (we use port wine)
    orange liqueur

    We first fill glasses with tons of fruit - - sliced lemons, limes, oranges & cranberries. Then add juice, liqueur and wine. Delish. :)
     
  6. HouseElf

    HouseElf Well-Known Member

  7. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    Found this one - Caramel apple spice drink

    http://rootsandwingsco.blogspot.com/2009/09/caramel-apple-spice-drink-aka-apple-pie.html

    Ingredients:
    Cinnamon syrup (You can buy it from Starbucks)
    Apple juice or Apple cider
    Whipped cream
    Carmel syrup drizzled on top

    Directions:
    Pour Apple Juice or Apple Cider into your mug and stir in about 1 teaspoon of the Cinnamon syrup. Heat in the microwave to desired temperature. Top with whipped cream and drizzle caramel syrup on top. Enjoy!
    This recipe is from CDKitchen for Starbucks' Caramel Apple Cider serves/makes 1
     
  8. zairaong

    zairaong New Member

    Mango shake

    1 Ripe Mango
    4 tsp Sugar
    1 cup Milk
    Essence, as per requirement

    How to make Mango Shake:
    1. Boil the milk and allow it to cool down to room temperature.
    2. Peel and cut the mango and crush in a mixer.
    3. Pour the milk and sugar; grind once again.
    4. Serve chill.
     
  9. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    Snow Cocoa

    from my Gooseberry Patch Cookbook

    Stir this hot cocoa all together in the slow cooker and then plug in before going out for winter activities

    2 c. whipping cream
    6 c. milk
    1 t. vanilla extract
    12 oz pkg. white chocolate chips
    Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker. Heat on low for 2 to 2,5 hours or until chocolate is melted and mixture is hot. Stir well to blend before serving.

    Makes 10 servings.
     
  10. missjane

    missjane Well-Known Member

    Lou's Wassail

    2 sticks cinnamon, broken
    1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
    1 Tablespoon nutmeg
    1/2 teaspoon grated allspice
    2 quarts apple cider
    2/3 cup lemon juice
    2 cups orange juice
    1/2 cup brown sugar
    1/2 cup granulated sugar

    Make a spice bag with the spices and place the bag in a large pot along with the combined juices. Bring mixture to a boil. Remove from heat. Add sugars and stir to dissolve. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Remove spice bag and heat before serving.
     
  11. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Made this for a party last Christmas and people went nuts! And I had made the rookie mistake of only having enough for one batch :(

    Pomegranate-Champagne Punch

    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 2 750-ml bottles chilled brut Champagne
    • 1 1/2 cups white rum
    • 1 1/4 cups pomegranate juice
    • 1 large lemon, thinly sliced
    • Pomegranate seeds
    • Fresh mint leaves
    • 1 ice block

    Bring 1/2 cup water and sugar to boil in small saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves. Simmer 5 minutes. Cool syrup completely.

    Combine Champagne, rum, and pomegranate juice in punch bowl. Add enough syrup to sweeten to taste. Mix in lemon slices, pomegranate seeds, and mint leaves. Add ice block to bowl.
     
  12. housewife2

    housewife2 Well-Known Member

    they all sound delicious
     
  13. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    I am going to try the Slashberry drink that I had at IHop in Anaheim when I was there a few years ago.

    It is simply crushed strawberries place in the bottom of a glass, topped with Sprite and a splash of orange juice. I am going to serve this at my Christmas Eve lunch which this year will be fresh fruit and cheeses. (remember it is Summer here for Christmas).
     
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