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    Christmas Drink Ideas

    Most of us focus on food during the holidays, but drinks can be just as fun to put together, check out these- • Mint White Hot Chocolate – This is a nice variation of hot chocolate and looks super-festive in clear mugs. For adults, you can use a shot of peppermint schnapps instead of the peppermint extract: https://lilluna.com/mint-hot-cocoa/ • Ice Cream “Egg” Nog – This isn’t real eggnog but it’s super-delicious. • Mulled Wine I love making this one when the temperature dips –slow cooker spiced wine recipe • Gingerbread Hot Chocolate – You can look for a recipe but you can just use packaged hot chocolate mix, and then…

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    Holiday Mocktail-Cinnamon and Cumin-Infused Cranberry Spritzer

        Cranberries and cranberry juice are on sale just about everywhere so it’s the perfect time to put together this fun and very refreshing holiday mocktail. Prep time: 5 minutes, plus chill time Cook time: 10 minutes Serves: 6 Ingredients: 1 c. fresh or frozen cranberries ¼ c. honey ½ c. water 2 T whole cumin seeds 4 cinnamon sticks 3 c. unsweetened cranberry juice 2 medium organic oranges, each cut into 8 wedges 3 c. sparkling water Optional Garnish: Additional cinnamon sticks 6 long rosemary sprigs, lower leaves removed, and threaded with fresh cranberries Directions: Add cranberries, honey, water, cumin seeds, and cinnamon sticks to a small saucepan…

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