Best Christmas Drinks to Try on Your European Trip

December 4, 2014 Updated: December 4, 2014

Christmas in Europe happens to be one of the best in the world with all the Christmas markets here. The atmosphere in many countries in Europe will certainly make you feel the spirit of the season. While Christmas and holidays are in question, it would be awesome to talk about drinks which are sure to be a good topic of conversation for the season. Good old wine may seem to be a good choice but there are actually other holiday drinks that you can try out when you are in the mood for some holiday cheer.

Gluehwein

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This drink can be found in the streets in Austria, Belgium and Germany. Those who love mulled red wine with cinnamon during winter would be able to appreciate this drink but it is quite different because in addition to cinnamon, there is also some oranges, cloves and there’s sugar. This warm drink is certainly cool to try during the winter season as it can make you feel warm inside. It would be nice to enjoy this outdoors but it is pretty easy to do it at home if you want to bring some Christmas cheer in your home.

Hot Buttered Rum

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This rum is really hot and it is quite undeniable that it is really hot. This drink is a fine mixture of dark rum mixed with hot water, sugar, dark rum, butter and cloves. This mixture is certainly a cool one and anyone who is looking for a one of a kind drink that will make you feel the Christmas spirit. This is perfect for parties especially during the holidays.

Eggnog

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This drink is quite popular in various parts of the world including Central Europe and the American Continent. This drink is one of the most popular drinks during New Year and Christmas parties. Eggnog is actually a mixture of beaten eggs, sugar, cream and milk. This drink can also be flavored with cognac, whiskey, rum or cinnamon. This drink can also be bought from stores in case you do not feel like brewing your own eggnog at home.

Hot Chocolate

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Wherever you are in the world, be it winter or not, hot chocolate is certainly great. Anyone loves this drink whether its Christmas season or not but it would be especially nice to grab a drink of hot chocolate during the winter season as it can make you feel really warm especially on cold winter nights. There are all kinds of hot chocolate and no one can deny that every country would have their own special recipe and variation. Basic ingredients for this drink are none other than cocoa or chocolate and milk.

Bishop

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Centuries ago, this was one of the most popular drinks and it is definitely among the classic hot English punches. This drink is a mixture of sugar, wine and there are also oranges. This used to be one of the most famous drinks during Christmas time although its popularity waned over time. Nevertheless, no one can deny that it is worth bringing back in time for the holidays. This drink is usually served hot although it can also be served cold. The standard mixture includes Ruby Port, whole cloves and a navel orange. If you are interested in a stronger flavor, you can request for cinnamon and/or anise to be added.

Holiday drinks don’t get much attention these days but they will certainly add a dash of flavor to your Christmas and New Year especially when your aim is to get to know the most popular holiday drinks in the planet. You can definitely find some of these holiday drinks and more in shops and some are even available in Christmas markets. So, keep your eyes open and your taste buds busy as you taste the holiday flavors.

This article was written by Margarette L. originally published on www.etravelblog.com. Read the original here.