Favorite Christmas drinks around the world
Christmas and New Year - the time that we spend with family and friends for a festive table, bursting with the most favorite dishes and drinks. And what will be a festive meal, it is largely dependent on the country in which we find ourselves. Every culture has its own traditional Christmas dishes and drinks that must be on the holiday table.
And of course, no New Year celebration is complete without wine or beer. However, some countries prefer to mostly (or exclusively) seasonal drinks during the Christmas holidays. For example, creamy eggnog - the favorite drink of Americans and Canadians, and like him a drink based on cream and use in Latin America, including Puerto Rico, Chile and Mexico.
In the Nordic countries, Sweden and Finland in particular is popular glogg, or hot wine (also known as mulled wine) that is drunk throughout the whole of December. Varieties of hot wine quite a lot in Europe, and all of them are made on the basis of red wine, a change the spices. The traditional German mulled wine, in principle, the same alcoholic glogg, but without the addition of raisins and almonds.
And if you meet the New Year in Jamaica, then forget about typical for winter warming drinks. Jamaican Christmas drink made from hibiscus petals, which locals call the sorrel, as well as sugar, fresh ginger, lime juice and dark rum.
Mulled wine or glyuvayn - Germany, Austria
mulled wine or mulled wine - a popular warming drink in Germany and Austria, created on the basis of red wine with the addition of various spices: cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and bitter orange. However, supplements can vary from country to country and personal preferences cook.
or Wassail Christmas punch - United Kingdom
The British tradition of wassailing and wishes of health has its origins in the 1400s. Yuletide celebration also includes drinking hot cider on the basis of ale, and the name Wassail in Old English means "be healthy". Although the tradition of Christmas Yuletide is outdated, but this drink is still relevant for England (especially when raising a toast to the health).
Cola de Mono - Chile
Literally cola de mono means "monkey's tail". This Chilean beverage reminiscent of eggnog and a cold drink. Creamy mixture made from vodka Chilean aguardiente (sometimes it is replaced with rum or brandy), milk, coffee, nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon and clove.
Glogg - Scandinavia
Glogg - a Scandinavian version of the German mulled wine. In Sweden and Finland, this drink is like alcohol-based red wine, and soft, made of black currants and grape juice. Glogg served hot; as additives used cinnamon, clove, orange, pinch raisins and almonds.
eggnog - USA, Canada
It is not known exactly who invented this drink, however, it is true, the fact remains that it is a favorite cocktail in the United States and Canada. The combination of milk, eggs and sugar, bourbon, rum, brandy, and any alcoholic beverage to suit all tastes - very copious feast for the holiday table.
Punch Navideño - Mexico
If you happen to see the New Year in Mexico, then without fail try a hot toddy - Ponche Navideño, which is often sold on the street. Probably, there is no right recipe of its preparation, but it is known that in the drink mix comes from sugar cane, apples, pears, citrus, raisins, prunes and Mexican hawthorn (local fruit known since the days of the Aztecs). Adult punch add tequila, brandy and rum.
Fruit Punch - Guatemala
As in Mexico, Guatemala New Year is celebrated with a glass of punch. Traditionally on Christmas Eve Guatemalans enjoy night Buena (noche buena) - fruit punch made from a huge amount of fruits and dried fruits such as raisins, prunes, dried apricots, apples, pineapple, papaya and spices - cinnamon, cloves, allspice and peel orange. If you want something stronger, then add the rum drink.
Poppy milk - Lithuania
In Lithuania, according to tradition Christmas drink made from poppy seeds. In appearance it resembles the almond milk, and it is composed of ingredients such as poppy seeds, water and honey. Poppy milk (lit.. Aguonų pienas) is one of 12 Lithuanian Christmas dishes.
Kokichi - Puerto Rico
There are many ways to cook Kokichi, but mainly in the rich in ingredients Christmas drink (Puerto Rican eggnog) add spiced rum, condensed milk, coconut milk, coconut cream, vanilla, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon. Creamy Kokichi served chilled.
Sorrel Punch - Jamaica
Christmas in Jamaica - the sun, the sea and the beach, there is no need to drink warming drinks. Instead, on Christmas sorrel served punch, made from the leaves of hibiscus (sorrel), sugar, fresh ginger, lime juice and rum. It is worth noting that local Jamaican sorrel - it is not something familiar to us bitter green plant.