(FeatureSource) – Warm or cold, these delicious non-alcoholic
holiday drinks from “The Mocktail Bar Guide” (Meadowbrook Press) are perfect for
a party full of guests or a cozy twosome in front of the fire.
White Christmas Hot Chocolate
12 ounces of milk
1 1/4 ounces of finely chopped white chocolate
1 ounce of
crushed peppermint or spearmint candy canes
pinch of salt/ whipped cream
Pour the milk into a saucepan and bring it to a simmer over medium heat.
Reduce heat to medium-low. Add the chocolate, half of the crushed candy canes,
and a pinch of salt. Whisk until smooth and creamy, then pour into a coffee mug.
Top with whipped cream and remaining crushed candy canes.
Quick Party Eggnog
1 cup of cold eggnog
1/3 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
tablespoon maple syrup
1/3 tablespoon of group nutmeg
Blend ingredients at medium speed. Pour into a glass and top with more
8 cups of cranberry juice
3 cups of apple juice
5 small cinnamon sticks
1/3 cup of sugar
3/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon of whole cloves
3 lemon slices
In a saucepan bring the first six ingredients to a boil over medium-high
heat. Reduce the heat and cover. Simmer for ten minutes. Strain into a
heat-resistant punch bowl. Add the fruit slices.
Cold Chocolate Peppermint
2 scoops of chocolate ice cream
1 cup of cold milk
dash of peppermint extract
peppermint candy cane
Blend the first three ingredients until smooth and creamy. Pour into a glass
and top with chocolate shavings and the candy cane.