24 Days of Christmas: 22nd Day

So while I’m here under my duvet, feeling sorry for myself about being under the weather, there’s only 2 shopping days left until Christmas. Have I done my Christmas shopping? Thankfully yes, but there’s still the final touches left to prepare for Christmas day. One of these touches being a chocolate log which I agreed I would make and the other, a few Christmassy beverages.

I’ve been scouring the internet for drinks recipes and thought I would share with you a couple that caught my eye from a particular website. Surprisingly, I found both recipes on House of Fraser’s website as they’re also trying to sell some of their kitchen wear at the same time; however, I’m just going to focus on the drinks!

1. Peppermint Hot Chocolate

First up is a Christmas peppermint hot chocolate. I’m tempted to also buy fudge sticks for this recipe to attempt to make 2 flavours (Mary Berry watch out!).

What You’ll Need:Peppermint Hot Chocolate

200g Plain (dark) Chocolate, broken into chunks

650ml Milk

150ml Pot of single/double cream

Sugar to taste

5 Peppermint sticks, crushed (or a flavouring of your choice)

Pinch of Salt (tempted to miss this out… salt, really?! In a chocolatey drink – hey what do I know!)

What You’ll Need To Do:

1. Pop chocolate and flavouring of your choice into a saucepan on a low-medium heat until both the chocolate and flavouring have melted.

2. Add milk and sugar. Stir until the milk is steaming on the heat.

3. Remove from the heat and stir in the cream. Add a pink of salt (this apparently brings out the chocolately flavour)

4. Serve while hot.

**I also suggest adding some marshmallows to serve!**

2. Raspberry Prosecco

Alternatively, they also have a step by step guide on how to create a Raspberry Prosecco – which for all of you raspberry proseccoout there that know me well, my favourite tipple is Prosecco so it would be rude not to.

What You’ll Need:

350ml Vermouth

150ml Gin

4 tsp Icing Sugar

50g Frozen Raspberries

2 Bottles of Prosecco

What You’ll Need To Do:

1. Combine Vermouth and gin in a bottle and chill for a few hours.

2. Before serving, add half a teaspoon of icing sugar into each champagne flute, add the raspberries and the vermouth/gin mixture.

3. Top up with Prosecco and serve!

I’m going to be posting images of both of these on my Instagram page on Christmas Day so subscribe to see how that goes… trust me even the most simple recipes are quite a big deal for me!!

Let me know if you have any other links of great Christmassy drinks.

Paige x


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