First off, a Merry Christmas to those that celebrate the impending holiday, and whether you fall into that category or not, best wishes to you and yours in this holiday season. I've been a bit too busy with the holidays to delve deeply into posting new content (soon though, I promise), but I've been reading a slew of great posts in the blogosphere about various drink ideas for the holiday season (or at least the wintry season), new and old, so I thought the least I could do is leave you with a roundup of some of my favorites of the ideas I've come across.
Sloshed! provides a recipe for the Winter Hill, a tasty sounding, citrus-laden hot toddy like beverage featuring satsuma oranges, lemon, bourbon, cointreau and mole bitters.
12 Bottle Bar has been doing a FANTASTIC roundup of The 12 Drinks of Christmas that I strongly urge you to check out. Among my favorites: a 500 year old Buttered Beere recipe, a recipe for Swedish Glӧgg (a spiced wine drink), and Charles Dickens Punch.
Chartreuse and Chocolate is a tasty sounding idea (by Jamie Boudreau, courtesy Camper English, finecooking.com).
Boozeblogger has another 12 Drinks of Christmas roundup that is amusing to read, as well as providing some interesting ideas. I think my favorite is the Boozehopper.
A Mountain of Crushed Ice has three tasty drink ideas: the XMAS Red, the Christmas Nui, and Bourbon Chocolate Milk Punch. Yum! to all of them!
Several blogs, including 12 Bottle Bar and LUPEC Boston's, have suggested we try the old classic, the Tom and Jerry, a warm drink dating back at least to the early 19th century that features rum, cognac, simple syrup, hot milk or water, and the use of an entire egg.
Finally, Eggnog is of course a classic, and you can find some suggested recipes at A Jigger of Blog and Boozeblogger.
Cheers, and Happy Holidays!