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Any other warm drink suggestions?
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family legend has it that i was licking out the glasses at the tender age of four to five so this is why Eggnog is one of my fave warm and cold winter drinks Eggnog 1st Variation
1 Litre (1 ¾pint) milk, chilled
1 1/2 tsp vanilla essence or vanilla sugar
1/4 tsp salt
Beat three whole eggs and 1 yolk until very thick and light in
colour. Add 1 2/3 tablespoons sugar, beating in thoroughly. Stir in
milk, vanilla, and salt and pour the mixture into glasses.
Beat remaining egg white until almost stiff, add remaining sugar and
beat until peaks appear. Top each glass of eggnog with a spoonful of
meringue, sprinkle with nutmeg and serve immediately. If you are not
going to use right away, be sure to refrigerate until ready to
serve*. You can keep in the refrigerator overnight to enjoy in the
*As with any egg product, if the eggnog sits out, throw it away to
avoid the possibility of Salmonella! Egg Nog 2nd Variation
30ml(1 fl oz) Brandy
30ml(1 fl oz) Dark Rhum
freshly ground nutmeg
Add all ingredients into an ice filled cocktail shaker, shake well,
pour in tumbler glass and fill up with milk, stir and sprinkle some
nutmeg on top. Eggnog 3rd Variation
1 bottle of whisky
500ml(17.5 fl oz) milk
4 egg yolks
Heat the milk with half the amount of the sugar in a pan, then mix
remaining sugar with the egg yolks and the whisky. Carefully add the
whisky/egg/sugar mix to the hot milk mix, and while adding keep on
beating the mixture thoroughly.
Pour in heatproof glasses and sprinkle nutmeg on top.
Mulled wine is also something we love to serve when having friends round,it's amazing how quick they open up and the evening turns into a giggle fest
why could that be
The word "mulled" simply means heated and spiced. Many liquids can be mulled -mead, cider, and of course wine. Mulled wine is a traditional favorite in cooler locations, and goes well with the various celebrations that come around the end
of the year. Moving forward to the 1500s, cookbooks listed methods of mulling "Clarrey", or Bordeaux. Recipes involved honey, cinnamon, cardamon, galingale and of course
French wine. Mulled wine was a favorite in Victorian England, and Negus - a type of mulled wine - was even served to children at their birthday parties. Today, mulled wine is a staple at many holiday parties.
Mulled wines today are as varied as sangria recipes. There are different styles in every part of the world - some favor using white wine, others red. Some add in only a few spices, while others pour in oranges, cloves, twelve spices and more fruit for color! Your mulled drink is limited only by your own imagination! Mulled wine German style ( Glühwein)
1liter(1¾pt) red wine
125ml(4 fl oz) water
5 tblsp. Sugar
1/2 stem of dried cinnamon
Zest of ½ lemon
Bring to a boil the sugar and spices with the water, let simmer on
low heat for 30 min. Pass through a sieve, mix with the wine and
bring everything just below boiling point.
Serve in heatproof glasses.
As many of us have children and they obviously can not delect the mulled wine or eggnog, I prepare a kind of mulled tea
For approx two liters of water I add two teabags of each black tea, rosehip (Hagebutten/cynorrodhon) and limeblossom ( Lindenblüten/tilleul),then a sliced lemon and a sliced orange and a stalk of dried cinammon also go into the pot, 2-3 cloves are optional as their taste is not exactly after kids palates and let that simmer for 10 minutes,(don't boil or the citrus fruits will give a bitter taste to the tea).
Sweeten to taste with honey or tea et voilà the kiddos got their own special winterwarmer drink