Swedish Christmas Glogg

Swedish Christmas Glogg Recipe By:Myleen Sagrado Sj√∂din “Glogg is warm served during the Christmas holidays in Sweden and other Scandinavian countries, as it is sweet, spicy, and warming. This is the adult version of the drink, so don’t serve it to the kids! Garnish drinks with raisins and slivered almonds. Serve warm with gingerbread cookies.” Ingredients 2 (750 milliliter) bottles fruity red wine, such as Beaujolais 1 (750 milliliter) bottle port wine 3 (3 inch) cinnamon sticks 14 whole cloves 1 orange, peel cut into thin strips 1 cup white sugar, or to taste 3/4 cup rum, or to taste … Continue reading Swedish Christmas Glogg

Blender Chocolate Mousse

Blender Chocolate Mousse Recipe By:JANET BUMGARNER “This is very rich and chocolaty. Garnish with whipped cream! This recipe contains raw eggs. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly and the infirm do not consume raw eggs.” Ingredients 1 (12 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup white sugar 3 eggs 1 cup hot milk (160 degrees F/71 degrees C) 3 tablespoons brandy Directions In an electric blender container, combine chocolate chips, sugar and eggs. Blend. Add hot milk and brandy. Blend until smooth. Pour into 8 demitasse cups or other small serving cups and refrigerate for at least … Continue reading Blender Chocolate Mousse

Creamy Hot Cocoa

Creamy Hot Cocoa Recipe By:JEANIE BEAN “It’s old fashioned, it’s comforting, it makes the kitchen smell wonderful and it’s good for the soul.” Ingredients 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 3/4 cup white sugar 1 pinch salt 1/3 cup boiling water 3 1/2 cups milk 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup half-and-half cream Directions Combine the cocoa, sugar and pinch of salt in a saucepan. Blend in the boiling water. Bring this mixture to an easy boil while you stir. Simmer and stir for about 2 minutes. Watch that it doesn’t scorch. Stir in 3 1/2 cups of milk and heat … Continue reading Creamy Hot Cocoa

Old-Fashioned Lemonade

Old-Fashioned Lemonade ¬†lemonade recipe is the one my mom used to make for me when I was little. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and tart! When using a clear pitcher Ingredients 6 lemons 1 cup white sugar 6 cups cold water Directions Juice the lemons to make 1 cup of juice. To make your labor easier, FIRMLY roll the lemons between your hand and counter top before cutting in half and juicing. In a gallon pitcher combine 1 cup lemon juice, 1 cup sugar, and 6 cups cold water. Stir. Adjust water to taste. Chill and serve over ice. Continue reading Old-Fashioned Lemonade

Sangria! Sangria!

Sangria! Sangria! Recipe By:HJACOBY “The BEST sangria recipe I’ve been able to hone to perfection! If you like a sweeter Sangria, use ginger ale in place of club soda.” Ingredients 1/2 cup brandy 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/3 cup frozen lemonade concentrate 1/3 cup orange juice 1 (750 milliliter) bottle dry red wine 1/2 cup triple sec 1 lemon, sliced into rounds 1 orange, sliced into rounds 1 lime, sliced into rounds 1/4 cup white sugar (optional) 8 maraschino cherries 2 cups carbonated water (optional) Directions In a large pitcher or bowl, mix together the brandy, lemon juice, lemonade concentrate, … Continue reading Sangria! Sangria!

Cranberry Sangria

Cranberry Sangria Recipe By:Cathy K “I came up with this while playing around with sangria recipes. It has now become a traditional beverage at Thanksgiving and Christmas; my family actually got upset the one time I didn’t make it!” Ingredients 1 cup white sugar 4 cranberry-flavored tea bags 4 slices fresh lemon 6 whole cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1 1/2 cups water 2 (750 milliliter) bottles white wine 4 apples, cored and cut into chunks 1 1/2 cups dried cranberries 2 fluid ounces apple brandy Directions Place the sugar, tea bags, … Continue reading Cranberry Sangria

Hot Spiced Christmas Wine

Hot Spiced Christmas Wine Recipe By:rainy “This is a spicy, sweet holiday wine inspired by my trip to Germany, where a similar drink is a traditional part of winter celebrations.” Ingredients 2 oranges 2 (750 milliliter) bottles red wine 1 (750 milliliter) bottle white wine 1 (3 inch) piece of fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced 3 cinnamon sticks 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/3 cup brown sugar, or to taste 1/4 cup brandy (optional) Directions Use a sharp knife or a vegetable peeler to remove the zest from the oranges in strips, being careful to remove only the orange part, … Continue reading Hot Spiced Christmas Wine

Hot Toddy

Hot Toddy Recipe By:SWIZZLESTICKS “A great evening relaxer when you need something to help relieve that irritating cold.” Ingredients 1 teaspoon honey 2 fluid ounces boiling water 1 1/2 fluid ounces whiskey 3 whole cloves 1 cinnamon stick 1 slice lemon 1 pinch ground nutmeg Directions Pour the honey, boiling water, and whiskey into a mug. Spice it with the cloves and cinnamon, and put in the slice of lemon. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes so the flavors can mingle, then sprinkle with a pinch of nutmeg before serving. Continue reading Hot Toddy