Christmas recipes part 3 – Festive Tipples

new mulled wine spice sachetsWith all the baking and cooking going on over the holiday season, there also needs to be time to relax with a lovely glass of wine, preferably mulled! Steenbergs hand-blends a variety of mulling spices loose in jars, in handy sachets, tied in muslin pouches or even in envelopes to pop inside your Christmas cards. It makes making your own mulled wine very easy so do give our traditional Mulled Wine recipe a go. You could also try out our Old Hamlet Mulled Cider sachets and spiced Apple versions too – there’s a festive tipple available for everyone’s taste.

As well as all of the recipes on our website we love to share recipes from some of our favourite bloggers, customers and food writers. Here are a few cocktails, punches and toddies (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) to help fuel your festive spirit.

mulled vimto - Hodgepodge daysJane from Hodgepodge Days blog has made a delicious sounding Vimto Mulled Wine using a Steenbergs mulling spice sachet. It’s a non-alcoholic drink so the children can get into the festive spirit too…if they need any encouragement!

delmonte-mulled-wineAnother alcohol free cocktail comes from Leta of Attachment Mummy Blog who makes a fruity Holiday Mulled Cranberry Juice infused with whole spices. Perfect for the designated driver.

Delicious Magazine often has inspiring recipes for the festive season and this one by Debbie Major for Spicy Gingerbread Vodka was particularly popular when we shared it a couple of weeks ago. Best made now in time for Christmas, it infuses the vodka with the traditional Christmas flavours of ginger, cinnamon, vanilla and cloves and would make a fabulous gift decanted into small bottles.

One of our customers Abel & Cole, who stock a great variety of our organic herbs & spices and regularly send them out in their organic boxes, recently shared this recipe for Jassy Davis’ Clementine, Bay & Black Pepper Gin. It’s a really seasonal fruity liqueur that works brilliantly with tonic or Prosecco.

…and to go with all of these delicious drinks, why not try making your own tasty nibbles? These Spiced Almonds from Camilla of FabFood4All blog look really moreish!Spiced-Almonds-4b-lg-hd



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