Here are our favorite recipes for healthy egg nogs, spicy hot wassail, good-for-the-heart party punch and a delicious traditional hot chocolate. We also have a great hangover cure to show you, from a fun new video blog.
Healthier Egg Nogs
If you want a lower-fat, lower-cholestrol version of classic egg nog, try these recipes we found online:
Hot Wassail is a traditional Yuletide drink in many countries. The name comes from the Anglo-Saxon phrase “Wel Hael,” or “Be Whole.” This fabulous recipe has the added advantage of making your home smell divine.
Good-for-the-Heart Party Punch
1 quart pomegranate juice
1 quart orange juice
1 organic orange, sliced into rounds
1 bottle Prosecco or other sweet bubbly
1. Combine juices in a punch bowl, then add Prosecco and orange slices. Ladle into ice-filled glasses to serve.
Traditional Hot Chocolate
Hey, dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants: drink up!
2 cups milk, more if needed
4 ounces good-quality dark chocolate
Freshly-grated nutmeg or cinnamon, optional
1. Coarsely chop the chocolate. Pour milk in a saucepan over medium high heat, add chocolate, and heat, stirring, until chocolate melts.
2. Whisk the hot chocolate until frothy, adding more milk if the drink is too thick. Serve with a sprinkling of nutmeg or cinnamon, if desired.
If you overindulge over the holidays, here is a great hangover remedy from freshtopia.net. Just scroll down until you get to the Lemon Ginger Fixtini.