Christmas is almost around the corner, and if you simply can’t wait to take part in all those incredible parties and family gatherings – welcome to the club! Apart from giving and receiving a bunch of wonderful gifts and eating some delicious homemade meals, there’s one more thing that’s typical of the holiday season– tasty drinks that can instantly put you into a festive mood. Here are three of them that are adored all around the globe, so check them out and have at least one of them this Christmas!
The delicious Italian Bombardino
If you ask the Italians, a warming glass of Bombardino is at the top of the must-drink list when it comes to the holiday season, which makes this tasty drink the most popular one in this part of Europe. Basically, it’s a combo of brandy and the egg-based liqueur advocaat, which is exactly why it’s so reminiscent of eggnog. Its name can be literally translated as ‘the bomb’, and it even though it was invented in northern Lombardia, it’s loved all across the Italian Alps these days. This drink is probably an absolute favorite when talking about thousands of skiers who love sipping at it after a long day on a trail. One glass of Bombardino requires the following: 50ml of brandy and 100ml of egg liqueur, as well as cinnamon and whipped cream, to taste. Warm the egg liqueur in a saucepan, and pour the brandy into a glass mug. When the liqueur is hot, add it slowly to the brandy and stir well to combine. Top this delicious cocktail with whipped cream and add a touch of cinnamon, and voila – your Bombardino is all done!
Traditional Australian mulled wine
Even though different variations of mulled wine are enjoyed all over Europe, the truth is that this Christmasy drink bursting with enticing spices and captivating citrus fruits is one of the most adored drinks in Australia as well. This amazing drink is usually based on red wine, and experts claim that Shiraz and Cabernet will work perfectly. If you’re one of those Aussies who appreciates quality wine at really affordable prices, you should definitely get it at a fantastic liquor store in China Town in Sydney. For this drink, you’ll need 2 bottles of wine, 1 tablespoon of both cinnamon and nutmeg, 3 small cubes of fresh ginger, 3 tablespoons of honey, 5 tablespoons of white sugar, 1 halved orange, ¼ of the squeezed fresh lemon, 12-20 cloves, and 750ml of pulp-free orange juice. Add all of the ingredients into a big pot, and pierce the flesh of an orange to insert the cloves. Float it in the wine, so that the cloves are facing down, and then add a shot of your favorite liqueur to the mixture. Keep it on the heat until the flavors and spices have infused to your liking, and then serve the mulled wine steaming hot. Cheers!
Enticing Irish coffee
Everyone knows that Irish coffee is a lot of people’s absolute favorite, not only when it comes to the festive season, but throughout the whole year, which is exactly what makes it so popular all over the globe. There are so many ways to make this enticing drink, and each of them includes adding delicious cream liqueurs, and that’s why Irish coffee found its place on the list of festive drinks famous around the world. Apart from Irish whiskey, which is an absolute must when it comes to this drink, you can also add Baileys and Kahlua Coffee Cream, which provide a unique Christmassy vibe. You’ll need one cup of freshly brewed coffee, 1 tablespoon of sugar, and 3 tablespoons of Irish whiskey for one cup of this drink. Pour hot coffee into a warmed glass, until it is ¾ full, then add the brown sugar, and stir until completely dissolved. Blend in Irish whiskey, and top with slightly whipped heavy cream. Serve hot and enjoy this fabulous drink to the max this Christmas!
No matter which of these three drinks you opt for this Christmas, we’re sure that it’ll awake all your senses and help you experience the spirit of Christmas in the best possible way. Each of these indulgent drinks is more than appropriate for the upcoming holiday season and all the festivities it brings, so bear them in mind and won’t make a mistake!
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