A New Wassil

Posted by Mr BBQ on December 15, 2012

Wassil Punch: For many families, this is a holiday tradition. Here’s a twist on this classic drink recipe from the new Imbibe Magazine book-The American Cocktail

Wassail is a deeply rooted tradition in the Midwest and a popular regional staple throughout the cold-weather season. This recipe comes from The Rittenhouse Inn in Bayfield, Wisconsin, and is featured in Imbibe Magazine’s The …

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Spiked Wine (Glogg)

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on December 10, 2012

A traditional hot spiced wine libation from the Scandinavians.

GLOGG—(Spiced Wine) This traditional Swedish Christmas punch—spiked with red wine, port, and vodka—is not for the faint of heart.The Swedish word for mulled wine, Glögg, comes from the verb ‘to heat up’.

The term glödgat vin, literally ‘heated wine’, first appeared in Sweden in 1609. By that time, many European countries had stopped …

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Red Nose Punch

Posted by Mr BBQ on December 8, 2012

The story of Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer starts in 1939, when Montgomery Ward copywriter Robert L. May is asked to create a Christmas themed story for a coloring book, which would be handed out during the holiday season to children visiting Wards stores.  Here’s a fanciful punch (adults only by the way) you can serve during the season.

Ingredients: 48 …

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Cranberry-Orange Cider

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on December 3, 2012

One of my favorite holiday flavors-cranberries and orange. Love em for muffins, pancakes, waffles, bread loaves!

One of my favorite holiday flavors-cranberries and orange. Love em for muffins, pancakes, waffles, bread loaves! Here’s a family friendly flavorful warmer-upper, or with the addition of rum or vodka can be made into an adults only libation. However, don’t add the booze, until you’re …

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Hot Buttered Rum

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on November 26, 2012

Next to egg nog, this libation is a holiday tradition in many homes, Hot Buttered Rum— Spiced rum drinks are especially popular during the winter months. Charles Coulombe, author of Rum: The Epic Story of the Drink that Conquered the World, writes that rum has always been an “important component of American holiday celebrations”

Next to egg nog, this libation is …

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