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Food 14 Festive Holiday Drinks That Aren’t Eggnog

21:31  20 december  2019
21:31  20 december  2019 Source:   foodandwine.com

What to Do With Too Much Eggnog

  What to Do With Too Much Eggnog When life gives you too much eggnog, turn it into an ingredient.WATCH: How to Make Homemade Eggnog

Creamy, sweet, and spiced with nutmeg, eggnog is a Christmastime classic—and it’s also pretty polarizing. Some love the milkshake-like texture, while others can’t get past the fact that what they’re drinking is basically sweet liquid eggs.

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If you’re anti-nog, there are plenty of other drinks to make this holiday season. You can lean into seasonal flavors like maple and cranberry; Champagne-based cocktails are always a crowd-pleaser, especially come New Year’s Eve. Read on for those recipes, and more eggnog alternatives.

Walker’s Mulled Wine

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Mulled wine, like eggnog, is a holiday staple, but it’s a lot less heavy and just as comforting. This recipe from Danielle Walker is packed with a pantry’s worth of flavor—cloves, star anise, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla bean, maple syrup, and honey.

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Hot Mulled Cider

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If you’re not a fan of mulled wine, opt for mulled cider instead. Ken Oringer’s take includes quince, rosemary, cinnamon sticks, lemon zest, and more.

Get the recipe here.

Citrus-Champagne Punch

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Our Citrus-Champagne Punch is inspired by old-school 7-UP sherbet punch, with a grown-up twist. It’s spiked with gin, tart lemon sorbet, and Champagne of course—if you can, splurge on the good stuff.

Get the recipe here.

Sparkling Pomegranate Punch

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Pomegranate seeds look like little bright red jewels floating in this punch, complemented by bright diced pineapple.

Get the recipe here.

Blood Orange Margaritas

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Winter is citrus season, so make the most of it with these blood orange margaritas. The sweet-tart flavor of the fruit pairs beautifully with the tequila—for the finishing touch, add a blood orange slice and sage sprig as a garnish.

This Creamy Vegan Eggnog Will Put You on Everyone's Nice List

  This Creamy Vegan Eggnog Will Put You on Everyone's Nice List Eggnog without the eggs? It can be done—and it's delicious! This recipe for vegan eggnog is thick and creamy, with the same flavors we all know and love. The post How to Make Thick and Creamy Vegan Eggnog appeared first on Taste of Home.

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Clementine 75

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You can turn this cocktail into a mocktail by using apple cider vinegar and seltzer instead of gin and Champagne.

Get the recipe here.

Babbo Natale Spritz

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Think of this as the wintry cousin to the classic Aperol Spritz. The recipe still includes Campari (or Contratto Aperitif, if you’d prefer) and Prosecco, but adds in cranberry liquor and a sprig of rosemary for a festive touch.

Get the recipe here.

Marasca Fizz

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With bright red maraschino cherries sitting at the bottom of the glass, this sparkling drink would make a gorgeous addition to your holiday party menu.

Get the recipe here.

Spiced Maple Gimlets

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Maple syrup adds a warming sweetness to this gin cocktail. If you plan on serving it at a party, batch it the day beforehand.

What Is Eggnog—and Is It Safe to Drink?

  What Is Eggnog—and Is It Safe to Drink? Here’s what you need to know about the holiday staple.Eggnog is a rich, dairy-based beverage that is traditionally served around the holidays. Made with milk, eggs, cream, sugar, and seasoned with spices like nutmeg, the drink is usually served chilled.

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Maple-Bourbon Smash

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Rich, Grade A Dark Amber maple syrup is the star of this riff on an Old-Fashioned.

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Coquito

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Coquitos, which originated in Puerto Rico, are similar to eggnog; however, the egg yolks are optional, and you still get the rich texture without the egg. The bulk of the creaminess comes from coconut milk and evaporated milk.

Get the recipe here.

Grasshopper

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A Grasshopper might not be the first drink that comes to mind when you think of holiday cocktails, but the opaque, creamy green color from the crème de menthe makes it very on theme—plus, mint is a seasonal flavor, too.

Get the recipe here.

Peppermint Paddy

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This creamy drink is almost more of a milkshake than a cocktail, spiked with brandy, dark rum, and white crème de menthe.

Get the recipe here.

Frenched Hot Chocolate

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Give your after-dinner hot chocolate a boozy upgrade with yellow Chartreuse and Calvados.

Eggnog Cake With Rum Glaze, The Most Festive Cake You Can Make

  Eggnog Cake With Rum Glaze, The Most Festive Cake You Can Make Just when you think you’ve got the holidays covered, you remember you agreed to bring a dessert to your office party. Let’s take the stress out of at least one aspect of the holiday season with a simple seasonal recipe that’s perfect for any gathering. I present to you a super easy eggnog Bundt cake. And this one has a festive rum glaze. This recipe amps up a plain old boxed white cake mix (because it’s the holidays and we’re busy) and makes it into something delightful and delicious. Incorporating spiced rum in the batter brings out all of the familiar flavors of winter, making you feel all warm and cozy on the inside.

Get the recipe here.

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