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Thu Dec 24, 2020, 04:39 AM

This Christmas, try one of these five traditional, international drinks

As far as Christmas drinks go, throughout most of the United States, eggnog and apple cider reign supreme. But why stop there? Get a taste for the culture and geography of our southern neighbors with these five festive (mostly) international drinks that make Christmas feel like Christmas.

Puerto Rico: Coquito




Coconut cream, sweetened condensed milk and rum flavor this deliciously rich holiday drink spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. Some prefer to use gold rum, others white, and a debate over whether egg yolks should be included at all rages on, but one thing is clear: In Puerto Rico, it isnít Christmas without coquito. Every family makes there's a little different, which is why recipes are often fiercely guarded. Coquito, which means little coconut in Spanish, can be served cold, with or without ice.

Caribbean: Sorrel



From the top of the Caribbean islands in Bahamas to its southernmost extension in South American Guyana, sorrel is the beverage synonymous with Christmas in the African Caribbean. The deep red sepals of the Roselle hibiscus plant (sold at Montgomery's Capitol Market) are boiled with cinnamon, ginger, clove and dried orange peel to create a powerful dark brew thatís sweetened with brown cane sugar and spiked with wine or rum. Served chilled in a tall glass with ice, the punch lasts for months refrigerated and only gets richer and sweeter with age.

Read more: https://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/2020/12/22/no-eggnog-five-festive-alcoholic-christmas-drinks/6540869002/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 04:40 AM

1. I'm inclined to try all five of them

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 05:28 AM

2. I am too,

but I believe that it would be with repercussions if I tried all of them on Christmas Day.

I would also have to do a lot of last minute shopping on Christmas Eve since I don't have any rum at home and I'm missing most of the other ingredients.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 09:43 AM

3. Sound good! Never heard of a drink including peanut butter! Wow. Thanks. 🥥🍸🍋🍹

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Thu Dec 24, 2020, 09:51 AM

4. the 2nd one reminds me of Red Zinger tea I used to drink all during college...

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