Easy Christmas Recipes

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Let’s start with some easy Christmas drink recipes….

Chances are you’ll be busy making the food, wrapping the gifts, and just generally being jolly, so don’t make the drinks difficult!  It’s very easy to put together a great-tasting holiday drink without spending alot of time.  Many of the best holiday drinks are warmed or hot drinks – on a cold day, there’s absolutely nothing that tastes better, makes you feel more relaxed, or just plain good than something that’s warming you from the inside out.  Add a little but of spice and sugar, and you have a drink winner!  Here are some easy recipes to get you started..

Mulled Cider

Mulled Cider is a holiday favorite, and the recipe is very easy…

Ingredients needed:

  • apple cider
  • cinnamon sticks
  • whole cloves
  • allspice
  • brown sugar

In a saucepan combine 6 cups of cider, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, cinammon, allspice and cloves.  Bring to a boil stirring steadily, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Holiday Punch

The best holiday punch is going to be an easy one!   It’s very easy to make a great-tasting punch.  Most recipes call for mixing a couple of different types of juices together and adding a touch of color and spice.

Warm Punch Recipe

Ingredients needed:

  • unsweetened pineapple juice
  • cranberry juice
  • brown sugar
  • whole cloves

Into slow-cooker (aka crock-pot) combine equal parts cranberry and unsweetened pineapple juices.  Add 1/8 cup brown sugar to every 2 cups of liquid.  Add a cinammon stick, a few cloves, and cook on low for 4 hours.