Salep of orchid bulbs. This incredibly delicious drink is loved in Egypt, Iran and Turkey. It is prepared from crushed orchid bulbs, mixed with boiled milk, sugar and starch. It’s often decorated with cinnamon.
Grog (Sweden, Finland). Hot wine or grog – it is a favorite drink of sailors. This drink is traditionally consumed during Christmas in Sweden and Finland.
There are two variants of grog: soft and with alcohol. They are served with aromatic spices with rich saturated colors and flavors. Usually it turns out sweet and thick, some people even eat it with a spoon. According to tradition grog is added with cardamom, cinnamon, raisins and almonds, some even put the cloves and mint.
Drink Chicha Morada, Bolivia. It’s one of the most popular beverages in Bolivia. It is made from pineapple and purple corn with cinnamon, cloves and lemon peel. Sometimes the drink is added with apples and quince. It’s cooked over low heat, filtered, and then it’s added with the spices.
Morada is a very hearty and thick. Usually it is served for breakfast. Purple corn is sometimes replaced by the common corn, but in this case they use milk instead of water.
Christmas mulled wine (Austria, Germany). This is another type of hot wine, which is liked to use in the winter in Germany and Austria. The traditional mulled wine made from red wine with citrus fruit (usually oranges) and cinnamon.
Colada, Ecuador. This little-known drink is hot oatmeal with sugar and fruit. The greatest popularity of the drink has in Ecuador.
Drink Athol, Mexico. This is a traditional Mexican drink, frequently consumed at Christmas. It is made from corn mash with sugar, water, cinnamon and vanilla. After cooking you can add fruit and chocolate. The drink is thick and more like porridge.
Drink Masala, India. It is actually a tea with a large number of spices. It’s loved in Asia and India. Masala is a volatile mix of black tea, hot milk, water and spices. Cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, grated ginger and pepper are used for Masala. This tea has an incredible flavor that is given by it a nutmeg, vanilla and anise.
Hot chocolate. Few people know that this drink was invented by the French. Chocolate drink is often favorite drink in France in winter. It is quite simple to prepare. Some people add sugar and vanilla.
Green mint tea, Moroccan. This warming beverage is an integral part of Moroccan culture. It is used instead of water during the day. In Morocco it begins and ends the day. In order to make it’s necessary to prepare fresh mint leaves, add green tea and sugar. Green mint tea has an unusual taste.