Picture Buffet 1: Christmas Drinks from around the World

If you’re going to Caracas, Venezuela for the week leading up to Christmas, you better bring along your skating gear! The locals attend a daily church service on roller skates and this practice is so widespread that many roads are closed until 8am to provide a safe passage for Christmas worshippers.

Different countries all over the world also celebrate this festive time of the year with different dishes. Here is the first part of our Christmas special!

1) Sangria (Argentina)

Spicy Strawberry Sangria
Source: sheknows

What is it?
A sweet alcoholic beverage that combines summer fruits like peaches, oranges and berries, with wine and brandy.

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2) Sorrel Drink (Trinidad)

Buffet 2
Source: Healthful Essence

What is it?
A spiced ice tea with juice drawn from the red sepals of the Roselle plant.

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3) Ponche Crema (Trinidad)

Buffet 3
Source: elgrancatador.imujer.com

What is it?
A cream-based liqueur that contains milk, eggs, sugar and rum with dashes of vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and lemon rind.

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4) Ponche (Guatemala)

Buffet 4
Source: newyorkfood.typepad.com

What is it?
A hot fruit punch with added cinnamon and spices to balance the sweetness of apricots, apples, pineapples etc.

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5) Coquito (Puerto Rico)

Buffet 5
Source: Tootle

What is it?
An eggnog-like alchoholic beverage with rum, egg yolk, coconut milk, sweet condensed milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.

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Everyone loves a fancy-looking drink once in a while. We’re sure these sweet beverages would prepare your guests for the feast ahead. Happy holidays everyone!

Which of these recipes are you trying out? Let us know in the comments!

Hungry for more? Check out the rest of our picture buffet here:
Appetizers
Main Courses
Desserts