MakeUp4All AUTUMN 2011 Online Beauty Magazine

The Best Drinks For Holidays

Holidays are here! I don’t know about you but I like a tasty drink or 2 🙂 during the holidays so I though it would be nice to make a post about my favourite drinks for winter holidays. I’ve chosen 3 drinks for you 🙂


The word originally referred to a drink made with water (or weak beer) and rum, which was introduced into the English Royal Navy in 1740. Modern versions of the drink are often made with hot or boiling water, and sometimes include lemon juice, lime juice, cinnamon or sugar to improve the taste. Rum with water, sugar and nutmeg, known as bumboo, was more popular with pirates and merchantmen.

How to make it:

  • 1 shot rum
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Squeeze of lime juice
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Boiling water

Stir all ingredients, adding enough boiling water to fill mug or glass.


The other drink that I like is glintvein which is made with hot wine and spices that you prefer : cinnamon, fennel,  cardamom pods,  cloves,  ginger root,  black pepper corns etc.  It is usually made with red wine but  this month I’ve tried it with white wine  and it was even better!

And one more awesome drink: I’ve tried it in one restaurant and I loved it so  much that now I make it myself for different holidays. All you need in Vana Tallinn liqueur and champagne.

I am not sure if you can find it in USA but in Europe you can get it almost in every country. I’ve tried it with different liquers but Vana Tallinn is  the best!

About Vana Tallinn:

Estonian most renowned liqueur Vana Tallinn combines the 100-year experience of Estonian oldest alcoholic beverages manufacturer AS Liviko and the historical aura of Tallinn Old Town. Generations of experiences and skills, little finds and great discoveries, new approaches and techniques, endless experiments and testing – Vana Tallinn comprises the skills of masters through centuries. The century of experiences inspired Liviko liqueur masters to work out the original recipe of genuine Estonian drink.

Vana Tallinn is a strong liqueur with a mild rum flavour. It has a unique, slightly exotic and smooth taste, characterized by several natural ingredients, including vanilla, rum, cinnamon and citrus oils which add an exciting bitter aroma. Vana Tallinn is perfect for serving with tea or cup of coffee or on crushed ice. It also makes an excellent component for various cocktails.

And what are your favourite drinks for holidays?  Do you like those that I’ve mentioned?

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