From holiday punch to wassail, we have tasty drink recipes to wet your whistle! Invite your friends and family to share these fragrant and memorable brews.
For centuries, going back to Anglo-Saxon times, holiday revelers have wished each other, “Wes ha!”—Be Whole!—while sharing this drink. Wassail traditionally contained roasted apples, which would swell up and burst apart in the hot punch.
Even children will enjoy this spicy punch, which you can adopt as you wish. Taste as you go, adjusting the sugar, to find a mixture you especially like.
Chill all the ingredients before making this festive punch recipe. If you prefer, use unsweetened cranberry/raspberry juice and sweeten to taste with superfine sugar.
Hot cider fills the house with a delicious fragrance. Make it for brunch or just to have throughout a holiday.
We get the word nog from noggin, a small, wooden cup that English tavern-owners used for serving drinks. Once you taste homemade eggnog, you’ll never again settle for the variety sold in cartons.
George Washington’s Christmas Eggnog
We think you’ll see why George’s eggnog really packs a punch!
From the chef: “This recipe has been served by my grandmother every Christmas that I can remember. I’m spoiled on it now and cannot tolerate commercial eggnog. Enjoy!”
New Year’s Day Holiday Punch
If you prefer, substitute ginger ale for the champagne.
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