HO HO HO! Try These 6 Christmassy Drinks For That Warm Good Cheer
Christmas season is coming! And for anyone who tells you that it’s too far away, you should turn back and give them a hearty Christmas cheer. Because that’s what Christmas is about. It’s about warm good cheer. And to facilitate this good cheer, you shall need ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You,’ a warm Santa hat and a few boozy Christmas drinks in Delhi. So to rev the excitement up for Christmastime, we have compiled a list of the best traditional Christmas drinks you can enjoy this holiday season.
The most christmasy of all Christmas drinks. This one has been drunk every yuletide for years and years. Eggnog is a brandy-based drink with egg. It’s creamy, warm and usually quite strong (it’s 18% ABV) – which is perfect for Christmas. Be warned, though. The raw egg in the cocktail sometimes throws people off. But it’s definitely worth it.
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This holiday punch is perfect for those Christmas parties where nobody knows where they’re eventually going to end up. Traditionally made using sherry and brandy, this warm, frothy drink can also be made using beer and rum. Groups would spend entire days going door to door with the wassail serving it to their neighbours. Although, we’d rather keep it to ourselves.
3. Mulled Wine
Wine is love. And mulled wine is meeting your long distance lover after 6 months. All you need to make some mulled wine is some warm red wine, some brandy and some cinnamon, ginger or other spices. It’s the hint of spiciness of the mulled wine that really gives it that christmassy feel.
4. Hot Toddy
Hold your horses mallu boys! This isn’t the palm toddy that you’re used to. This is hot toddy, which is a different drink altogether and fantastic for Christmas. It is a very simple drink to make. The basic recipe requires only a base liquor, which can be either whisky, rum or brandy, honey, lemon, and tea. Of course you get down to some experimentation.
5. Christmas Punch
What do you want at a party? Punch! What do you want at a Christmas party? You guessed it, Christmas punch. It’s fruity alcohol. Or alcoholic fruit juice. Nobody knows for sure, but that’s the fun. You can mix up some red wine, some rum/whisky, some juice, some spices, and you’re ready to go. Also it’s Christmas tradition that someone will drop their mobile phone in the punch bowl.
6. Tom & Jerry
Remember the Tom and Jerry Christmas episode where Jerry is trapped outside the house in the freezing cold and Tom suddenly goes out to save him? Well this drink is that episode in a hot cup. Tom & Jerry is made with milk, spices and cognac or rum, whichever you prefer. It might be a slightly more difficult cocktail to make, but boy is it worth it.