It’s one of the most awaited time of the year once again. The holiday season is upon us – a time when you get to meet up with friends you haven’t seen in ages and relatives you haven’t spoken to for quite some time. You are probably planning on inviting them over for a small reunion. However, before sending the invitations, you have a few things to prepare, such as food and beverage. After all, an event – no matter how small or informal it might be – is never perfect without something to munch on and drink. If you are pressed for time or on a budget and cannot hire a catering in Manila, don’t worry.
For the food, you can always follow any of the numerous recipes available online. And for the beverages, just serve any of the following drinks. They will definitely help impress your family and friends from the get-go.
This drink is best had when you are just relaxing with your family and friends. Made up of 3 different kinds of alcohol, the Christmas cookie is a sweet treat that really packs a punch. To make this, you will need an ounce of each of the following: peppermint schnapps, Kahlua, and Carolan’s Irish Cream. Mix everything in a cocktail shaker, throw in some ice, and strain it in your favorite glass. Put on your favorite Christmas tunes and serve this drink with a plate of cookies!
In some countries, it wouldn’t be a holiday without eggnog. Like presents, this is a staple during Christmas celebrations. That is not exactly the case in the Philippines but nevertheless, you can still serve a tasty eggnog this Christmas if you wish. How? In a saucepan, simmer 2 cups of heavy cream, half a cup of sugar, and a quarter teaspoon of nutmeg. Blend 4 large eggs on low for 1 minute and, while the motor is running, slowly add the hot cream mixture. Continue blending the ingredients for a few more seconds. After a while, add brandy to the mixture. Make sure to blend the drink after adding the alcohol to mix it properly. This drink is best served warm – to heat you up on cold holiday nights.
Who knew that cinnamon and tequila could go so well together? Snowball is a blended drink that is quite chilly. The cinnamon flavor will surely satisfy the kid in you while the tequila will definitely appeal your adult side. To make this beverage, all you need is a blender, 3 ounces of Tequila Cream Liqueur, 3 drops of Vanilla, crushed ice, an ounce of evaporated skim milk, half an ounce of Kahlua, cinnamon powder, and cinnamon sticks. Blend all of the ingredients together except for the cinnamon powder and stick. Afterwards, pour it on your favorite glass and garnish the top with the cinnamon powder. Then, mix the drink using the cinnamon stick. It’s easy!
Impress your guests this holiday season with these three must-try drinks. It will surely make your Christmas celebration more fun and exciting!