Holiday Drinks From The Tropics

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.

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6 Responses to Holiday Drinks From The Tropics

  1. Lea Ann says:

    That Mexican Hot Chocolate is calling my name. Nice post!

  2. Another great Mexican holiday drink is rompope, Mexico’s eggnog. Spiked with rum (or not), it is a favorite here this time of year. It is served as a liqueur on ice. Mmm…I just made some yesterday, think I’ll go get a cup of it right now.

    Kathleen

  3. kirby says:

    mexican hot chocolate! maybe not as ‘exotic’ as the others, but still my favorite.

  4. Laura says:

    Mmmm Mexican Hot Chocolate sounds absolutely delicious right about now! Thanks for all of these recipes – there’s something for everyone here! Happy Holidays!

  5. Oooh, they all sound so good. What a great recap of all your drink posts!

  6. Mexican Hot Chocolate is one of my favorites but these all sound delicious :)

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