Christmas “Adult Beverages” on the Light Side:
Happy Holidays to you and your family!
Tis’ the season to reward yourself for your hard work this year. Enjoy these light beverages during your holiday celebrations!
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
4 cups eggnog, divided
1 pint rum
1 pint brandy
Garnish: Grated bittersweet chocolate
Whisk together cocoa powder and 1/3 cup eggnog until smooth. In a pitcher, whisk cocoa mixture into remaining eggnog. Add rum and brandy. Pour 4 ounces into small glasses; top with grated bittersweet chocolate.
WATERMELON ROSE SANGRIA
3/4 cup elderflower liqueur, such as St. Germain
3 cups cubed watermelon
1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint leaves
1 750-mL bottle sparkling rosé
Combine liqueur, watermelon and mint in a large pitcher. Refrigerate until cold, 3 to 4 hours. Just before serving, stir in
rosé. Serve over ice.
WHITE CRANBERRY-CITRUS PUNCH
1 (750 ml) bottle sparkling wine, chilled
1 (750 ml) bottle Riesling, chilled
1 1/2 cups light white cranberry juice, chilled
1 orange, thinly sliced
1 cup fresh cranberries
15 strips orange peel
1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a large pitcher or punch bowl.
2. Stir in oranges and cranberries.
3. Ladle punch and 2 or 3 cranberries into decorative cups or glasses.
4. Garnish each glass with a twist of orange peel and serve.