Experiment with new drinks this holiday!
There are so many seasonal drinks to try. Below are recipes of 3 I’ve been wanting to try out! I find myself sticking to the traditional cocoa too often. Even though there is something so fun about trying a new recipe, having success with it and getting to share it with others! What are your favorite drinks to make or buy this time of year?
Candy Cane Cocoa
4 cups milk
3 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, chopped
4 peppermint candy canes, crushed
1 cup whipped cream
4 small peppermint candy canes
In a saucepan, heat milk until hot, but not boiling. Whisk in the chocolate and the crushed peppermint candies until melted and smooth. Pour hot cocoa into four mugs, and garnish with whipped cream. Serve each with a candy cane stirring stick.
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 cup white sugar
Salt to taste
2 1/2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pinch ground nutmeg
In a heavy saucepan, combine eggs, white sugar, and salt; gradually stir in milk. Stirring constantly, cook for 10 to 15 minutes over medium heat, until mixture just coats a metal spoon. Remove from heat, and stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Place saucepan over ice water until custard cools, and then refrigerate until chilled.
In a chilled bowl, combine heavy cream, confectioners’ sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Beat until stiff peaks form. Stir in rum and yellow food coloring. Fold whipped cream mixture into the cooled custard. Pour into serving bowl, and sprinkle with nutmeg. Serve immediately.
5 fluid ounces vanilla-flavored vodka
2 fluid ounces white creme de menthe
1/2 fluid ounce peppermint schnapps
Fill a cocktail shake with ice. Pour vodka, creme de menthe, and peppermint schnapps over the ice. Cover cocktail shaker and shake; strain into a martini glass.
Comment any of your favorite recipes to try, we’d love to hear!