Hottest Holiday Drink Recipes
December tells us it’s time to start planning great holiday get togethers and we have compiled a list of the hottest holiday drinks recipes for 2013.
The following is an original recipe that I have been making for 30 years. This is one of the few recipes that
A special treat around the holidays and in cold weather is to make Glogg, a Scandinavian specialty of mulled and spiced wine with almonds and raisins, which is served hot, typically at the December 24 holiday meal. I have so many stories about this heartwarming holiday drink that I’ll only mention a couple. First, once you make this little gem, your friends and family will ask you to make it again and again at holiday time. You will soon be sharing your own Glogg stories and making new traditions centered around this drink. A warming sense of silliness prevails in the first moments you sip this warm and comforting cocktail. You may want to get the the Karoake machine ready because you never know what may happen after the first mug. I would not get the video cameras out however, unless ransom might be needed at a later date.
I started making this great holiday recipe in college and haven’t stopped. Even though most people may call it a mulled wine, it is anything but. One year, we had a progressive dinner in our neighborhood and we would go from house to house and everyone made one appetizer and a drink. The food and drinks were amazing, however, I literally found my neighbors sneaking back to my house to get more Glogg. Apparently they were too embarrassed to ask. As soon as the cat was out the bag, the rest of the neighbors joined them. This recipe is that good.
Two words of caution; since the drink is served with slivered almonds and raisins, I would warn your guests about them since most people are expecting only a liquid drink. The other caution, when it comes to lighting the Glogg to burn off the (ahem) alcohol taste, DO NOT USE A BUTANE LIGHTER. I made this mistake while whipping up a batch at a friend’s house…and she just remodeled her kitchen. Seeing the stove hood engulfed in flames is not the way to impress. All’s well that ends well and nothing was damaged and we are still good friends….ah, another Glogg story to add to the journal.
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Nothing says it’s the holidays more than great concoction to end another year and usher in a new one. Try one of these hottest holidays drink recipes and get ready to take on rave reviews from friends and family.
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Written by: Laura Raymond
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