Holiday Beverages: Mocktails, Smoothies & Lattes

We’ve whipped up three holiday-themed beverages. First up is a mocktail, one smoothie, and one latte, that will all be sure to please your taste buds and put you in the holiday spirit!

Sparkling Merry Mocktail

Course Beverage
Cuisine Special Holiday
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 mocktails
Author Sabrina Cellupica

Ingredients

  • ½ cup cold pressed cranberry juice
  • 1 cup bottlegreen Pomegranate & Elderflower Pressé
  • ½ cup Rotkäppchen De-Alcoholised Rosé
  • 2-3 sprigs rosemary
  • 5-10 organic blueberries fresh or frozen

Instructions

  • Mix all the liquid ingredients in a small jug, stirring well.
  • Pour into old fashioned or martini glasses and garnish with rosemary sprigs and blueberries.

Notes

Rim the glass with equal parts cinnamon and coarse sugar for a fun addition!

Gingerbread Smoothie

Course Beverages
Cuisine Special Holiday
Keyword Dairy Free, Gluten Free
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16 ounces
Author Sabrina Cellupica & Nicole Ensoll

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cups unsweetened oat milk
  • ¼ avocado
  • 1 tbsp Nature’s Emporium Chia Seeds
  • ½ tsp Nature’s Emporium Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp dried ginger ground
  • ¼ tsp cloves
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tbsp blackstrap molasses
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • ½ cup ice cubes
  • 2 gingerbread cookies crushed, for garnishing

Instructions

  • Put all ingredients (except the crushed gingerbread cookies) into a blender and process until smooth.
  • Pour into a glass and top with the crushed gingerbread cookies.

Chocolate Chestnut Pecan Latte

Course Beverages
Cuisine Special Holiday
Keyword Dairy Free, Gluten Free
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Author Sabrina Cellupica & Nicole Ensoll

Equipment

  • High-speed blender
  • Milk steam wand (if you don't have one, you can do it on the stove)

Ingredients

For the latte:

  • 2 short shots espresso optional
  • 2 ½ cups unsweetened oat milk steamed
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • ¼-½ tsp Nature’s Emporium Cinnamon depending on your preferences
  • ½-1 tsp vanilla extract depending on your preferences

For toppings:

  • ½ tsp coconut sugar
  • ¼ tsp Nature’s Emporium Cinnamon

For both:

  • 10 roasted chestnuts homemade or store-bought
  • 19 roasted pecans homemade or store-bought

Instructions

  • Add 8 of the chestnuts and 14 of the pecans into a high-speed blender. Blend until it forms a paste or butter-like consistency.
  • Add the rest of the latte ingredients (excluding the espresso) into the blender and process until liquid becomes smooth and frothy.
  • Pour into your favourite mugs over a short shot of espresso. If you are looking for a non-caffeinated beverage, leave the espresso out and enjoy it as a delicious warm milk steamer instead.
  • Mix all the topping ingredients together. Use the remaining chestnuts and pecans. You can use a small food processor to help crush them. Sprinkle on top of the latte. You can also first top the latte with your favourite cocoa whipped cream, then top with the cinnamon-sugar nut mixture.

We also have our seasonal beverages available at our Jiuseppe’s Café if you don’t feel like doing the work!

Stop by one of our locations to see what we have available. Happy Holidays!

Nicole Ensoll, CNP

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