Creamy Peppermint Punch

Ingredients:

2 cups Egg Nog

4-5 large scoops of Peppermint Ice Cream

Club Soda

Candy canes

Instructions:

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

Mulled Wine

Ingredients:

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

Instructions:

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

Milk Punch

Ingredients:

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