The best Christmas drinks from around the world
Boozy, warming, and very indulgent – what more do you expect from a Christmas cocktail? Try one of these delicious drinks from around the world while you're wrapping presents this year.
1. Coquito, Puerto Rico
It's made by mixing several types of milk with coconut cream, egg yolks, cinnamon, vanilla and white rum. Serve cold, sprinkle with grated nutmeg and cinnamon, and share with family and friends.
2. Irish coffee, Ireland
Hot port is another winter drink favoured by the Irish. As a bonus, it's also thought to cure the early signs of a head cold – perfect! Stir some sugar into a shot of whiskey, pierce a slice of lemon with some cloves, add it to the glass and fill with hot water.
3. Cuban aliñado, Cuba
It has since been adopted by some, and incorporated into the season's celebration of the Nativity. The three main components are chopped fruit – usually apple, papaya, cherry, plum, fig or pear – syrup and sugarcane liquor (rum). So close your eyes and dream of Havana.
4. Bombardino, Italy
There are several variations of the bombardino: some include rum rather than brandy, and others – like the calimero – have a shot of espresso, too.
5. Wassail, UK
A mixture of all things festive – apple cider, oranges, lemons, cinnamon, cloves, allspice and nutmeg – it'll warm you on the dreariest of days.
6. Café Mexicano, Mexico
Pour chocolate syrup into a warmed cup – stir in Kahlua or brandy, if you fancy – add the coffee, then top it off with a dollop of thick cream and cinnamon. Hello, heaven.
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