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Traditional Christmas Drinks

Day 7 - 12 Presents of Christmas
Mulled Wine
Mulled Wine is a historical Christmas beverage which is known across the world. It originated in the 2nd century as the Romans would heat wine during the winters to keep themselves warm. As the Roman Empire spread across Europe, the use of mulled wine grew and became a tradition over every winter. 
Today, mulled wine has different unique blends. Variations include red wine, white wine, sangria, vermouth, and port with each country's methods being slightly different. 
If you would be interested in making your own, take a look at this recipe provided by the BBC.
Another traditional Christmas drink is Eggnog which roughly dates back to the 16th Century. This drink originated in England and initially was non-alcoholic. The name Eggnog is believed to come from a mix of ‘grog’ being another name for rum and ‘noggins’ which was the name of the small wooden mugs which the drink was served in. 
Today, Eggnog is loved by many and roughly we drink £130 million worth of it a year during the holidays. Flavoured Eggnog has also grown in popularity with flavours such as sugar cookie eggnog, pumpkin and vanilla. 
If you would like to make your own, the BBC has created this recipe to use.