Eggnog.

#12TastesofChristmas – Eggless Eggnog

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…six geese-a-laying, Five golden rings, Four calling birds, Three French hens, Two turtle doves, And a partridge in a pear tree. Obviously this had to be an egg-y inspired recipe today. However, in my family we’re not too keen on actual eggs in our…

A cup of latte.

#12TastesofChristmas – Gingerbread Latte

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…four calling birds, Three French hens, Two turtle doves, And a partridge in a pear tree. My boyfriend is an evil bird munching man who made a lot of suggestions for this day involving things like ortolans. I’m going for a far less literal…

Horchata

Makes 8-12 cups Ingredients: 2/3 cup uncooked, long-grain rice 2 cups almonds 1 Ceylon cinnamon stick 2 star anise pods 5 cloves 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract 10 cups water divided (6 cups for heating, 4 cold) 1 cup simple syrup (2 parts sugar, one part water) Directions: Blanch the almonds by boiling them in water…