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Yuletide Drinks Galore!

It’s the yuletide season. There is no denying it anymore; Christmas is just a mere five days away. By now, you’ve probably attended gatherings galore with still a few more ahead of you. Maybe you’re even hosting one this year.

Well if you’re hosting one, we are here to help – at least with the signature holiday drink!

'The Herbal Kitchen' by Rosemary Gladstar

‘The Herbal Kitchen’ by Kami McBride

We have put together some of our favorite drink recipes from ‘The Herbal Kitchen’ by Kami McBride. With a few of these prepared and ready to serve, your gathering is bound to be a warm and festive success!

Party Punch  – a necessity for large crowds!
This delightful drink is a holiday favorite. It’s easy to throw together and everyone loves it. Make sure to serve it in a punch bowl!

4 Cups (1 L) lemon verbena-rose petal tea
4 Cups (1 L) berry juice
Fresh berries for garnish
Rose petals for garnish

Spiced Wine
A favorite drink for all winter season celebrations.

1 bottle of red wine
1 teaspoon juniper berries
1 teaspoon whole fennel seeds
¼ teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1 whole clove

In a large pot over low heat, combine all the ingredients. Bring to a simmer, turn the heat to the lowest setting, and serve warm.

Christmas Cordial
Serve to guests or package up and give as a Christmas present!

2 cups pomegranate arils
Finely chopped peel and fruit of 1 fresh orange
¼ cup chopped pitted dates
½ teaspoon powdered cinnamon
7 whole allspice berries
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger or ¼ teaspoon dried ginger
¼ teaspoon powdered nutmeg
3 cups brandy or to cover by 2 inches (5 cm)
1 cup honey to sweeten

Apricot-Cinnamon Cordial
½ cup diced dried apricots
½ cup diced dried persimmons
½ teaspoon cinnamon stick pieces
2 cups port wine

Warming Winter Brew
This is a warm full-bodied tea that has a revitalizing effect on a cold winter day.

1 cup ginger-cinnamon tea
1 teaspoon molasses/treacle
1 teaspoon star anise honey

We hope you enjoy and have a wonderful holiday!

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2 thoughts on “Yuletide Drinks Galore!

  1. Oh yum. Keeping some of these recipes.

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