Holiday Drink Recipes

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Here are a few recipes for holiday drinks.  I found these somewhere (I forgot where), but I thought I would share anyway!  Merry Christmas all!!!! 

Homemade Eggnog

6 egg yolks
½ pound superfine Sugar
½ quart milk
½ quart heavy cream
1 tablespoon vanilla
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground dry ginger
zest from ½ orange
½ quart rum (optional)

In a bowl, gently whisk together the eggs and sugar until smooth. Whisk in the milk, cream, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and orange zest. For best results, make the mix the day before and allow to "rest" overnight in the refrigerator. Strain before serving if you like a smoother texture.

Mulled Cider

1 quart apple cider
10 whole cloves
5 large cinnamon sticks
½ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ cup dark brown sugar
1 knob fresh ginger, peeled and pricked with a fork
zest from ½ lemon
1 apple, such as Macoun or McIntosh varieties, washed, cored, and diced

Heat the cider on the stove until hot but not boiling. Add all of the other ingredients (except the lemon zest) and stir to blend. Bring to a gentle simmer over low heat. Remove the ginger (and whole spices, if desired). Add the lemon zest and diced apple. Serve immediately!

Quick Grape Spritzer

1 quart chilled grape juice
1 tablespoon honey
2 cups chilled seltzer or naturally sparkling water
24 to 30 grapes, stemmed, washed, and frozen

Mix the grape juice and honey together. Fill some glasses ¾ full with grape juice and top with the sparkling water. Drop a few grapes into each glass for a festive garnish that doubles as an ice cube!


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Jim Polhemus
Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Virginia Beach, VA
Virginia Beach Real Estate
My favorite Holiday drink.....ICE COLD Black and Tan. Mmmmmmmmmm! And there's no mixing required!
Dec 21, 2007 07:15 AM #1
Quakertown, PA
e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578

great stuff.  I will print these out for future reference.  Love the non-alcholic stuff

Happy Holidays

Dec 21, 2007 07:26 AM #2
Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC

Tony?  Tony who?

Where have you been hiding guy?  I'm not an eggnog fan but the cider and spritzer sound great and if one wanted to up it a notch, I would try 1/2 white wine and 1/2 seltzer or sparkling water.

Merry Christmas. 

Dec 21, 2007 09:42 PM #3
Charlotte Home Loans Your Charlotte Mortgage Lender
Charlotte, NC

Hmmm. Its Christmas Eve! Maybe I should be drinking!!! LOL

Have a wonderful Christmas and a great 2008!

Ed Nailor - Home loans in Charlotte

Dec 24, 2007 07:01 AM #4
Tony D. Howell
The best place EVER! - Wilmington, NC

Jim, my favorite drink would be a Crown and Sun-Drop, but its not very holiday-ish is it?  LOL

Cynthia, I've been on the go through the holidays.  Been trying to get back on'll see more of my stuff in the new year!!

Jan 02, 2008 02:34 PM #5
Heather Fitzgerald
REALTY WORLD-Harbert Company, Inc. - Greenwood, IN
REALTOR Greenwood Indiana Real Estate
These sound great.  I missed these for the holidays, but looking forward to them at the end of this year.
Jan 18, 2008 12:17 PM #6
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