If you’re hosting a Christmas party this festive season or just have friends and family visiting why not impress them with your knowledge of traditional cocktails from around the world. Online voucher code website My Voucher Codes have created a handy infographic looking at all the different traditional Christmas drinks from around the world.
UK – Enjoys a drink of German origin, called wassail most recipes now are made with beer or cider and apples, lemon slices and spices still served warm.
America – Here eggnog is the traditional festive drink and made with eggs, sugar, milk and cream and spiked with any or all of the following: bourbon, dark rum and cognac.
Germany – Glühwein or mulled wine is the drink of choice. Made up of red wine, sugar, oranges and lemons and spices and also can be drunk mit Schuss (with a shot of) other liquor.
Chile – Here Cola De Mono (Tail of the Monkey), is the traditional Chilean drink typically made from milk, sugar and coffee with vanilla and spices, it is served cold.
Mexico – The traditional Christmas drink, PoncheNavideño, was not always served with alcohol. Itis made up of simmered fruit and spices and served hot. Alcohol, generally rum, can be added to taste.
Puerto Rico – Here the traditional Christmas drink is prepared with evaporated milk, coconut milk, condensed milk and spices, spiked with rum garnished with grated nutmeg.
Italy – Bombardino is the traditional Italian festive drink, it is made from advocaat or eggnog, brandy or rum, freshly brewed coffee and cream.
Scandinavia – Christmas tipple is Glögg; it is made from a base of red wine and spiced with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom pods, cloves and Seville orange peel, with sugar.
Jamaica – Sorrel Punch is drunk and it is made from dried sorrel calyxes, water and sugar, ginger, cloves and orange slices, as well as amber rum and served cold over ice.
Ukraine – Here Uzvar is a Kompot (a non-alcoholic sweet beverage) and made from dried fruit such as apples and pears, cherries, plums and raisins, stewed in water until soft and left to chill.
You can find out more information on the history of these drinks here.