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Take a peek at 5 Warm Christmas Drinks from Various Countries, Interested in Trying it?

 


Each country has its own characteristics in celebrating Christmas. Starting from traditions to culinary specialties. Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has limited celebrations in public spaces, that doesn't mean the joy of Christmas has to diminish.

You can try new things with friends and family even if you are celebrating at home. For example, making your own special Christmas dishes from abroad. Here are 5 typical Christmas drinks from around the world that you can use as a reference. Come on, take a peek!


glogg


At first glance, glogg looks similar to bandrek drinks from Indonesia. Made from red wine, this Scandinavian specialty is often found on Christmas Eve and year-end in Northern Europe. If you don't like alcohol, you can still enjoy glogg with a mixture of grape juice essence, additional cinnamon powder, oranges, cloves, raisins and a little almond to add texture. Hmm, it must be delicious to warm your Christmas Eve!


Wassail


This hot drink turns out to have a history of its own, you know. Since 1400, British people have celebrated Wassailing every Christmas accompanied by a glass of warm wassail.


This drink is made from a mixture of fruit juices such as apples and oranges, then added with spices such as cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg to add a warm sensation. Even if you live anywhere, you can try wassail to feel the sensation of an English Christmas drink.


Gluhwein


Germany and Austria both have a signature Christmas drink called gluhwein. People have their own way of processing glutwein. The most common recipe is to cook red wine with cloves, star anise, cinnamon, ginger and other spices. You can add lemon juice to enrich the taste of this warm gluhwein. It's very fitting, here, to drink during the rainy season!



Ponche Navideno


If you're in Mexico for Christmas, you can't miss Ponche Navideno. This brownish-colored drink is made from a mixture of raisins, apples, prunes, dried apricots, pineapple and papaya into one. The spice blend of cinnamon, cloves, and orange slices is added to give a warm sensation in the throat. For those of you who like it, you can add a little rum to it.


Coquito


Unlike other Christmas drinks that are made from red wine, the Puerto Rican Coquito is made from a mixture of condensed milk, vanilla and coconut milk with spices such as cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon. This drink has a variety of variations that can be created according to taste. If you are a lover of milk and coconut milk, this drink is a must try!


These five drinks can be an option to accompany your Christmas Eve with friends and family. Serve while warm accompanied by a variety of other Christmas specialties. So, which one do you want to try?

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