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A Definitive List of the Best Holiday Drinks

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We all know that holiday food is 70% of why we love the festive season, but let us not forget the holiday drinks that accompany it! After all, how else would we wash down the Christmas pudding that we’re obliged to eat because it’s ‘tradition’? So in case you need some inspiration because you’re hosting Christmas dinner, or you need something to bring to a party, here is a definitive list of all of the best holiday drinks. You’re welcome!

Hot chocolate: 

They say ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ and this could not be truer than of hot chocolate. Whether you’re drinking it from a big bowl like the French, or piling it high with whipped cream and marshmallows, this sweet winter treat is the perfect pick me up. From your younger cousins, to your grandparents, hot chocolate is a sure crowd pleaser!

Baileys:

Baileys is an absolute classic over the holiday season, and it comes in more flavors than ever before, from the classic, to orange truffle, to the vegan almond based alternative, Baileys is a festive drink staple. What makes it so great is its versatility, from giving your hot chocolate a little kick to white Russians, Chocolate martinis, Baileys is creamy and indulgent. The perfect drink in the chilly season!

Festive punch:

It might be the recipe that you just found on Pinterest, it might be a family classic, but festive punch is holiday classic for a reason. The best thing about this drink is that you can choose what goes into it, the fruity & fizzy flavors are usually so well combined, that the alcohol is entirely optional. If you’re looking for some inspiration for your next party pleaser, click here & find a range of the BBC’s best punch recipes: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/christmas-punch

Egg nog:

A drink included only as a courtesy to tradition. Eggnog is not a favorite of mine but I am led to believe that it is creamy, warming, and indulgent. Pairs well this fires, food, and general cosines. For a great eggnog recipe, sure to go down a treat, please click here: https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/best-eggnog-recipe/

Mulled wine:

Sangria for winter! Who could say no?  Whether you’re enjoying the scenes at various Christmas markets, or sat in the comfort of your own home, mulled wine is the perfect holiday staple. Making your own ensures it Is seasoned to your own personal taste, and is just as sweet as you’d like it to be. Click here for a recipe for this holiday classic: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/easy-mulled-wine

Shloer:

We have Shloer every Christmas for those in the family who don’t drink alcohol. But don’t let this fool you, Shloer is a delicious fruity & fizzy drink in its own right & perfect to bring to a dinner party or celebration.

Gingerbread latte:

A Christmas alternative to fill all your basic coffee needs now that pumpkin spice season is over. Sweet, warm, spiced and fundamentally still got plenty of coffee to get your through those cold winter days and nights.

So choose your fave, enjoy the festivities, and drink up!