Posts Tagged ‘mulled cider’

Celebratory drinks… yum

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

mulled-ciderThe weather outside was frightful yesterday and the adults in the house decided to sip hot toddies, mulled cider or spiked eggnog while listening to holiday music. It was low-key and lovely, until the grandchildren came running in and asked for sips of our party drinks.

My daughter’s glass of eggnog looked amazingly like a milkshake to her daughter who made a beeline for it. Oops! While she doesn’t usually spike her eggnog, last night she had added a little of “the good stuff” and it would not have made a healthy drink for little small fry. We got her a cup of cocoa and she was happy. But it made me think to remind you that certain drinks can look like juice or milk and can be mighty tempting to little folks, so keep them out of reach.

And, of course, if you’re pregnant you know the drill, skip the cocktails and go for the mocktails. You can read more about bodacious beverages and alcohol-free cocktails at these links.

Hot toddies or eggnog?

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

holiday-drinksI’m getting over bronchitis and am moving more slowly this holiday. I find I’m occasionally sipping hot toddies, mulled cider or spiked eggnog while I listen to holiday music and decorate. Everything is in slower motion this year and it’s really quite nice.

But yesterday, when my neighbor stopped by with her little one in tow, I discovered that my glass of eggnog looked amazingly like a milkshake to her daughter who made a beeline for it.  Oops!  While I don’t usually spike my eggnog, last night I had added a little of “the good stuff” and it would not have made a healthy drink for little Katelyn. I got her a cup of milk and she was happy.  But it made me think to remind you that certain drinks can look like juice or milk and can be mighty tempting to little folks, so keep them out of reach.

And, of course, if you’re pregnant, skip the cocktails and go for the mocktails.  You can read more about bodacious beverages here.