This alcoholic drink has the perfect combination of sweetness and tang. A rhubarb syrup is made, then it is blended with ice and tequila. Make a large batch of the rhubarb syrup when it is in-season - you can then enjoy this summer drink, anytime of the year.
A recipe for festive mulled wine, perfect for Christmas by the fire. Complete with step by step photos to show you how!
Bisschopswijn, meaning 'bishop's wine', is the Dutch version of the German gluehwein, a hot drink for snowy holidays that makes you glow inside. Don't drink this if you have to drive tonight! Each household has its own variety, this is the one my Dutch neighbors used to make when I was a kid in Amsterdam, for Christmas and New Year's Eve.
This is better than the shop bought Irish cream liqueurs and is very popular with family and friends. Will store for several weeks in fridge, just serve over ice.
This homemade eggnog, spiked with rum and whisky, will fill you with glee. Perfect at Christmas.
Different from the norm, this refreshing summer sangria is made with white wine, peach juice and fresh basil.
This was my grandmother's cure for the winter chills - but only for adults. Nowadays, I enjoy it as much as ever, especially round Christmastime. You can also use freshly grated nutmeg for dusting along with the cinnamon.
This fabulous party punch couldn't be easier. Just add sugar to taste. Your guests will appreciate something different, and this is perfect taken in a thermos on a chilly autumn or winter evening. A cinnamon stick would be a nice addition.
A fantastic punch made with cognac, rum, honey, tea, lemon and orange. Perfect for the festive season, or as an alternative to mulled wine. This punch needs to infuse for a few hours before heating.
This is full of memories as my father used to make this drink for us when we were poorly. Drink it just before it is time to go to bed; there's nothing better to guarantee a good night's sleep. Add a little bit of vanilla if you have any, or top with cinnamon or grated nutmeg.
We serve this at our "Hair of the Dog" party on New Year's Day. It's a fantastically warming punch scented with cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, chilli and orange. You can spike it with whisky, brandy or your favourite spirit.
This mulled wine recipe couldn't be easier to do. Don't bother with expensive wine - a cheap red will work beautifully and no one will ever know the difference! Start with a little sugar, then add more to taste. This recipe can be easily doubled or trebled.
A warming cocktail that we make at Dishoom, a Bombay cafe located in Covent Garden. It looks beautiful when garnished with fresh pomegranate seeds and orange peel.
This easy mulled wine recipe is similar to the other recipe I've got on the site, but here I add bay leaves and fruit for a special variation. The brandy is optional but adds a nice punch!
The old German classic Christmas and winter warmer. Boozy, spicy and indulgent. Similar to the British mulled wine. Great at a Christmas dinner party or for Bonfire Night as a winter warmer.
Tart rhubarb makes a surprisingly delicate rosy drink for sophisticated entertaining.
This creamy coconut and rum libation is a national tradition in Puerto Rico - a quintessential Christmas drink.