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Chilled Mocha Eggnog

Chilled Mocha Eggnog

Ingredients
1-1/2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
1 tablespoon hot water
4 cups eggnog
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Additional ground cinnamon, optional

Directions
In a pitcher, dissolve coffee in water. Add the eggnog, brown sugar and cinnamon; whisk until sugar is dissolved. Chill.

In a small bowl, beat the cream, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form. Pour eggnog mixture into glasses; top with whipped cream. Dust tops with cinnamon if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor’s Note: This recipe was tested with commercially prepared eggnog.

Recipe found here: Chilled Mocha Eggnog

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Hot Buttered Rum Mix

Hot Buttered Rum Mix

Ingredients
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 cups vanilla ice cream, softened
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon rum extract

ADDITIONAL INGREDIENT (for each serving):
3/4 cup boiling water

Directions
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the ice cream, cinnamon, nutmeg and extract. Transfer to a freezer container; freeze overnight. Makes 3-1/2 cups mix.

To prepare hot drink: Dissolve 3-4 tablespoons of mix in boiling water; stir well. Yield: 14-18 servings.

Recipe found here: Hot Buttered Rum Mix

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Fresh Peach Lemonade

Fresh Peach Lemonade

Ingredients
4 cups water, divided
2 medium peaches, chopped
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup lemon juice
1 medium lemon, sliced
Mint sprigs, optional

Directions
In a small saucepan, bring 2 cups water, peaches and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-7 minutes or until peaches are tender. Remove from the heat. Cool. Strain, discarding peach skins.

In a large pitcher, combine the peach mixture, lemon juice and remaining water. Add lemon slices and mint if desired. Serve over ice. Yield: 5 servings.

Recipe found here: Fresh Peach Lemonade

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Heavenly Drinking Chocolate

Heavenly Drinking Chocolate

Ingredients
4 cups half-and-half cream
2 bars (3-1/2 ounces each) 70% cacao dark chocolate, chopped
2 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Dash salt
Sweetened whipped cream

Directions
In a large saucepan, heat cream over medium heat until bubbles form around sides of pan (do not boil). Remove from the heat; whisk in the chocolates, vanilla, nutmeg and salt until smooth. Return to the heat; cook and stir until heated through. Pour into mugs; top with whipped cream. Yield: 5 cups.

Recipe found here: Heavenly Drinking Chocolate

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Grinch Punch

Grinch Punch

Ingredients
1/3 cup sugar
6 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons water
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
12 drops neon green food coloring
1 bottle (2 liters) lemon-lime soda, chilled
2 pints vanilla ice cream

Directions
In a large saucepan, combine sugar and water. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved; remove from the heat. Stir in milk and extract. Transfer to a bowl; cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.

Just before serving, transfer milk mixture to a punch bowl. Stir in the food coloring and soda. Top with scoops of ice cream. Yield: 4 quarts.

Recipe found here: Grinch Punch

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Swamp Juice a la Slime

Swamp Juice a la Slime

Ingredients
1/2 cup light corn syrup
Green paste food coloring
5 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
2 cups white grape juice
2 drops yellow food coloring, optional
1 cup club soda, chilled
Fresh pineapple slices, optional

Directions
Refrigerate 10 champagne flutes or cocktail glasses until chilled. In a small bowl, combine corn syrup and green food coloring; dip rims of chilled glasses into mixture. Turn glasses upright, allowing mixture to slightly run down sides of glasses. Freeze until firm.

In a pitcher, combine the pineapple juice, grape juice and yellow food coloring if desired. Refrigerate until chilled.

Just before serving, stir club soda into juice mixture. Pour juice into prepared glasses; garnish with pineapple if desired. Yield: 10 servings (2 quarts).

Recipe found here: Swamp Juice a la Slime

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Hot Toddy

Hot Toddy

Ingredients
1 oz brandy, whiskey, or rum
1 Tbsp honey
1/4 lemon
1 cup hot water
1 tea bag

Preparation
Coat the bottom of a mug or an Irish coffee glass with honey.

Add the liquor and the juice of the lemon quarter.

On the side, heat water in a tea kettle and add the tea bag to make hot tea.

Pour the steaming tea into the glass and stir.

Recipe found here: Hot Toddy

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