Holiday food is the best, but traditional spirits are more fun to sip on.
Toast the season with all of our favorite drinks and flavors, from Mexico to Cuba to the Domincan Republic.
Despite a holiday season that’s practically guaranteed to feel different than any other, one constant will remain for many: enjoying the tastes of our favorite family foods and beverages while cozied up at home. In fact, when we asked our friends about their holiday plans, the first item on the holiday list was each person’s drink of choice. Forget the jamon or lechon. Drinks are definitely on the menu in our homes this year.
“I’m making Sangria for sure,” Luidin De Los Santos told us. Recipe? “I sort of improvise. But I like it to be sparkling, so I throw in seltzer water, with pineapple rum, and any type of red wine. Then I add some brown sugar and top it off with whatever fruits you’d like,” he explains. Then what? “Play with that combination until satisfied.”
Perfect Sangria? Check. Next: let’s toast to a new, yet traditional, Mexican at-home holiday drink with a mixer like those from Zevia (which are naturally sweetened with stevia). These non-alcoholic, zero-sugar, zero-calorie mixers for cocktails (or mocktails) are available in different flavors. Here is the recipe for “Winter White Margarita” with Zevia Lemon Lime with Bitters.
Winter White Margarita (Serves 6) Ingredients:
12 ounces coconut milk
12 ounces silver tequila
1 tablespoon orange extract
2 ½ cups ice
1 ½ cans Zevia Lemon Lime with Bitters Granulated sugar, for garnish (optional)
Cranberries, for garnish (optional)
Rosemary sprigs, for garnish (optional)
In blender, blend coconut milk, tequila, orange extract, ice, and bitters until smooth. Rim six glasses with granulated sugar. Divide mixture among glasses and garnish each with cranberries and rosemary, if desired. ■