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!
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
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.
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
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!