Creamy Peppermint Punch
2 cups Egg Nog
4-5 large scoops of Peppermint Ice Cream
This punch is for everyone including the kids. Add some Peppermint Schnapps for the adults. Everyone gets candy canes. Serves 24 ounces.
For Christmas Eve
4 cups apple cider
1 bottle dry red wine
1/4 cup honey
2 cinnamon sticks
1 orange, zested and juiced
4 whole cloves
3 star anise plus extra for garnish
Combine the ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Pour into mugs, add a star anise or orange peel to each and serve. Serves 8.
For Holiday Toasts
1 ounce brandy (or bourbon)
1 ounce dark rum (or bourbon)
1 teaspoon sugar
2 dashes vanilla extract (optional)
4 to 6 ounces whole milk, to taste
Combine all of the ingredients and pour into a large goblet or over crushed ice. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Serves one.
For Santa Claus