The holidays are here! And so are family get togethers, parties, evenings spent with friends and family, food and .. yes, you guessed it, fine beverage! Below are some great holiday inspired drink recipes to share with your loved ones this holiday season! For more holiday drink recipes, as well as food recipes and party planning tips, be sure to check out the current issue of Mutineer Magazine for the Mutineer Holiday Food & Beverage Extravaganza currently on newsstands!
Wandering Star Punch
by Josey Packard, Drink, Boston, MA
2 cups Roi Rene Rouge
2 cups fresh squeezed orange juice
2 750-ml bottles of dry Sparkling Wine
Combine ingredients with ice in a punch bowl. Serve liberally.
by Gina Chersevani, Washington DC
2 bar spoons of Vieux Carre Absinthe
1 oz egg white
1 bar spoon of vanilla simple syrup
1 oz of maple simple syrup
Pinch powdered sugar
Combine Woodford Reserve, Vieux Carre, vanilla, egg white, maple simple syrup, and cinnamon in a shaker tin, dry shake first. (This will help get a huge, foamy head on the cocktail.) Then add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a Marie Antoinette glass, and dust with powdered sugar. Garish with a few specks of cinnamon in one spot…the contrast is really nice. Enjoy!
Hot Buttered Rum
by Robert Hess
1 tsp. butter
1 tsp. brown sugar
2 oz rum
Add the boiling water to a preheated coffee mug and stir in the butter and brown sugar until both are fully dissolved. Add the rum and stir again then garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg.
To give this drink a special touch, you can heat up some apple cider and use that instead of the boiling water. Some people like to use a little vanilla ice cream as well, but I feel that starts moving this drink away from its more straightforward roots and turns it into something more like a nog.
The Beer Chicks’ Mulled Spiced Moose
by The Beer Chicks
1 Cinnamon stick
½ tsp Ground Cloves
½ tsp Ground Nutmeg
1 Star Anise Pod
1 tsp Ground Dried Ginger
1 Orange Rind
1 tbsp Honey
2 tbsp Rum
In a medium saucepan, heat beer with the spices, orange rind, honey and rum on low to medium-low, keeping below boiling point. Pour into your favorite mug, serve and enjoy the warm spicy beery goodness.
*Try your favorite Brown Ale. We’ve also used (and liked) Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale, Abita Brewing Pecan Harvest Ale, & Goose Island Christmas Ale.