If you are looking for a much better eggnog for the season, this is the drink to knock you out our socks. A Caribbean Christmas staple.
I know that a lot of people are all for Thanksgiving, but Christmas is really the season for me. Now let's not get too excited. I do not like Christmas decorations. I remember when I was younger, with numerous years of putting up and taking down our Christmas tree, I eventually told my mom to "Put it in a corner and cover it with a sheet". I promise I am not a scrooge.
I am, though, here for the feeling of joy, cheer and well the food.
There are some things you associate with a Trini Christmas. Pastelle, black cake, and well ponche de creme, or as we say "Punch a creme".
This drink is prized possession. You have to be special for me to bring out a bottle when you're visiting. And you better believe I will be watching to make sure you don't take too much of it.
What's in this prize of gold? Condensed milk and rum with a hint of spices. Yes. I'm guarding a bottle of creamy milk and rum concoction. And you would too if you tasted it.
This drink is eggnog's bigger and more fabulous cousin. I am not a fan of eggnog. The advantage that ponche de creme has over this is the inclusion of lime peel and angostura bitters which gives a nice citrus taste to the drink.
Best served over crushed ice.
Best served with a slice of black cake or rum cake on the side.
Best enjoyed with family and friends during the season of cheer and good tidings.
yield: 3 75 ml bottles
Ponche De Creme
Ponche de Creme (Punch ah creme) is a popular Christmas drink that is often compared to eggnog. This Caribbean drink is a creamy alcoholic concoction infused with citrus and nutmeg.
- 9 eggs
- 5 tins condensed milk
- 1 bottle white rum (75 ml)
- Rind of 1 green lime
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
- Angostura bitters
- Hot water
- Pour half cup of hot water on peel of lime and set aside
- Beat eggs until fluffy
- Add milk, rum and liquid from lime peel
- Add cinnamon, nutmeg and bitters
- Blend well
- Pour into clean bottles for storage.
- Best served over crushed ice
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Here are some other Caribbean Christmas Drinks