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Cocktails, cheeses and cocoa, oh my! We dish on our favourite holiday dishes and drinks

Cocktails for the holidays. Pixabay

For the past few months Global News Morning has had several guests bring in their favourite drinks and dishes, and now that the Christmas holidays are near, we’ve compiled some of their favourites — and some of our favourites, too.

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Here they are, in no particular order:

Santa Suite: Holiday Hot Cocoa Paralyzer

Jason Dela Cruz of Fairmont Winnipeg shows Global’s Kahla Shea how to put together a special holiday cocktail that’s perfect for entertaining.
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Santa Suite: Holiday Hot Cocoa Paralyzer – Dec 21, 2018

Feeling Festive at The Forks: The Common

This holiday season you can treat yourself to a ‘Merry Mimosa’ and sip while you shop at The Forks.
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Feeling Festive at The Forks: The Common – Dec 19, 2018

The Main Ingredient: Salmon Wellington

Global’s Kahla Shea heads back to Sobeys to whip up an impressive Salmon Wellington dish.
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The Main Ingredient: Salmon Wellington – Dec 5, 2018

Santa Suite: Sticky Date Pudding with Warm Toffee Sauce

Tim Palmer, Executive Chef of Fairmont Winnipeg, shares a sticky holiday recipe.
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Santa Suite: Sticky Date Pudding with Warm Toffee Sauce – Dec 21, 2018

The 12 Days of Cheesemas

Natalie Bell from Peg City Lovely shares two cheesy recipes that will wow guests at your next gathering.

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Get ready to celebrate the 12 Days of Cheesemas – Dec 10, 2018

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Staff favourites

Kelly Moore, CJOB:

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1/2 cup of orange juice
  • 1/2 cup of cranberry juice

Directions:

  • Pour over ice. Stir.

Tristan Field-Jones, CJOB:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of eggnog
  • 1 oz rum

Directions:

  • Combine. Stir. Imbibe.

Vanilla rum and cola – garnish your cola with lemon if you chose.

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Elisha Dacey, Global Winnipeg:

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz spiced rum
  • 1 can cola
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions:

  • Pour all ingredients into glass. Add ice and garnish if desired. Stir.
Hot buttered rum. Global News

Michael Goldberg, Global Winnipeg:

Hot buttered rum. Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
    1/2 a stick unsalted butter at room temperature
    1/8 cup honey
    1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    A Dash of ground cloves (optional)
    Pinch salt

Directions:

  • Work the spices together into the butter until it’s all nice and smooth. Taste, and adjust spices as you like it.
  • Heat up some apple cider.
    Take a tablespoon of the butter mixture and slowly mix it into the hot apple cider.
  • Add 1-2 ounces of rum or bourbon.

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