’m cheating a bit here for the 21 Days of Yule Blogging Party from the Domestic Witch and reblogging one of my posts about some of our favorite Yuletide drinks from last year. I’ll have a new post finished and published tomorrow, but for now the hubby (since he’s back from six weeks in San Diego) and I are canoodling on the couch watching Star Trek: Next Generation… Enjoy!

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One of the things that makes this season just a bit warmer and more cheery is what we put in our bellies.  Nothing makes a holiday feel quite so much like a holiday as much as its food and drink, and when it comes to the latter, our family enjoys a mix of traditional and not-so-traditional beverages.  For most of these, we can give thanks to our dear friend Saccharomyces cerevisiae (and his allies) for the wonderful transformative alchemy of fermentation…though a few are non-alcoholic (can’t leave the kids out of the fun!).

Momma’s Favorite–Kahlua Hot Chocolate with Bailey’s Creamer:  Hot Chocolate recipe of one’s choice, add a shot of Kahlua and a dash of Bailey’s Creamer.

My Momma’s Bourbon Slush: Combine 12 oz frozen orange juice concentrate thawed, 6 oz frozen lemonade concentrate thawed, 1 1/4 cup bourbon, 1 1/2 cup sugar, 7 cups of water, and two cups of…

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