Rain, fog, snow and minus temperatures create the perfect excuses to relax in the privacy of your home, and a winter hedonistic relaxation can’t be complete without a festive drink. This time we have suggestions for three "classics in a glass" so you can pamper yourself on cold days.
The sweetest hot chocolate
Hot chocolate is an eternal classic that can you can always enrich with sweet details. Anyone eager for a small change can opt for a white hot chocolate. All you need to do is first heat the milk, sweet cream and vanilla sugar to boiling, add the pieces of white chocolate and stir until it melts, and you get the desired thickness. By adding some whipped cream, cinnamon, chocolate crumbs or even ice cream, you will be delighted with both the taste and appearance.
The most aromatic mulled wine
What is a winter season if we don’t have mulled wine? For the most delicious mulled wine we have a recipe with several ingredients. To begin, put some sugar, lemon and lime zest and clementine juice in a bowl, add cloves, a cinnamon stick and bay leaves. Grate a bit of nutmeg into the aromatic mixture and add half of the vanilla stick. The wine is added at the end, first a small amount, just enough to cover the sugar. After it melts, boils and becomes a thick syrup, you can lower the heat, then add the rest of the wine and a little bit of anise. Let it cook for a few more minutes, and finally serve it in interesting Christmas glasses.
The richest punch
The popular eggnog has been a traditional drink since the Middle Ages and requires a little extra effort to prepare, but you can prepare a simpler version of an eggless punch quickly and by adding a bit of caramel, you can drink it even faster. The first step is to prepare the caramel syrup over medium heat by mixing the sugar and water and bringing them to boiling, and then let it cook over low heat. The syrup should be poured into another bowl to cool. While the syrup is cooling, the milk and whipped cream need to be heated briefly and poured into a serving bowl. Add whiskey or brandy, some caramel syrup, a teaspoon of vanilla extract and a bit of grated nutmeg, cool well and enjoy even better.