The holidays are not just about gifts. To people who love food, the holidays are about eating and drinking!
Boy, that sounded a little gluttonous. But, it’s true, the holidays are about excess – treating yourself and loved ones.
If you’re still looking for ways to imbibe this holiday season, here are some recipes from my past posts. I like to keep a few of these made and ready in the refrigerator to serve to guests.
Ginger Beer – Trinidadian Holiday Drink: This non-alcohol drink is delicious. It’s not for the ginger-averse – it’s bold with ginger and spices including cinnamon, allspice and a tad of lime juice. You can add some rum, if you must get your “drink” on. It’s refreshing all on its own.
Coquito – Puerto Rican Holiday Drink: A creamy alternative to eggnog (this version is eggless). This rum-based drink includes coconut milk, vanilla, almond, cinnamon and nutmeg. Coquito is a favorite of all my friends who hail from islands – Puerto Rico or not. For guests who prefer less alcohol, add an extra can of coconut milk to substitute.
Swizzle – Bermudian Holiday Drink: This is a citrus and rum-based drink that’s great year-round. A great substitute for margaritas because it has pineapple juice, lemon/lime juice, and an easy to make ginger simple syrup.
Horchata – A Mexican Holiday/Anytime Drink: You can drink it cold or hot and I’ve given you 5 ways to make it – vegan version, dairy, almond milk, with espresso or the works.
Mexican Hot Chocolate – Holiday/Anytime Drink: Kids and adults would be happy to drink some Mexican hot chocolate during the chilly holiday season. Make a larger batch and heat up a cup when you want a hot drink.