Exactly a week away from the day.
So, it’s time to not just shop, eat, wrap presents and decorate…
But also to kick back and have some fun.
No Nog, No Snog
Probably the most popular and also most traditional of Christmas drinks, Eggnog is a sweet creamy milk and egg concoction sprinkled with nutmeg and/or cinnamon. It is a drink that is passed around liberally on Christmas Eve in many homes (and often well before and after Christmas Eve too.)
The great thing about Eggnog is that it can be drunk with or without alcohol spiking it, so most people can and do enjoy it by the jugful.
But, the greater thing about it is you can dash it with just about any strong liquor. Brandy is usually used. Rum and whiskey are also popular additions, as well as vodka, and of course my own personal favourite, some Old No. 7 (bourbon).
Hot, Hot, Hot
If you haven’t yet tried a mug of Hot Buttered Rum, then I really don’t know what to say to you except… TRY SOME NOW!
I mean it.
Aside from being a popular Christmas/Winter drink in places like the United Kingdom, Hot Buttered Rum is really just perfect for when it gets too cold out and you just need some warming up. If made right, one should be enough to keep you toasty and mellow for an entire night.
Mull it All Together
Red wine, sugar and a host of spices. I’m not really a wine drinker, but if it’s around, I can never really resist a glass of some good old fashioned Mulled Wine. – It truly is a winter time classic.
And, Christmas won’t really be Christmas without at least one Santa Shot. (But, chasers are better.) – Peppermint schnapps, creme de menthe, and some grenadine makes this one really cute and festive drink. Great for
This time of year especially, drinks really add so much to the holiday season. It is the season to eat, drink and be all merry, so why not?
I have my special drinks during the season, and some of them are listed above. Eggnog is a must have for me and always on Christmas Eve. That’s when the huz and I wrap the kids presents and get to fully appreciate the holiday without the madness of the rush from weeks gone by, and before the catastrophe which is our living room on Christmas morning.
I haven’t yet poured myself a holiday drink to enjoy this year, and I’m way behind. But, I fully intend to make up for it really, really soon.
If you indulge or just prefer a mug of hot chocolate, it doesn’t matter. This year, we can all clink glasses in spirit (and some with lethal spirits in them.)
As Christmas week is upon us, I will not be online so much. However, if I have something like a nice holiday picture or two to share, I will try to do it in a quick post here on the blog . Otherwise, you will catch Christmas updates from me on Twitter (
So, till then, I wish you all a very healthy, happy and peaceful Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a prosperous New Year.
And, thank you for being such a wonderful part of this blog community. This place really would not be half as much fun without you all.
Much love to you and yours this season.
If wishes were bottles, this would be my tree!
(Stop laughing old readers.)