Thursday, December 11, 2014

Holiday Drink #2: Cocogo's Hot Wassail topped with Salted Caramel

Who's already counting down to Christmas? Jeff and I don't really do much to celebrate, but I am enjoying trying out these holiday drinks from Cocogo!

Recipe #2 is perfect for those cold, winter nights. Even if cold is only in the 40s here in Vegas, it's cold enough for me to want to wrap up in a blanket with a hot beverage and watch a movie.

Cocogo's Hot Wassail topped with Salted Caramel

Cocogo's Hot Wassail topped with Salted Caramel | Traditional with a Twist #holidaydrinks #holidaycheer #tistheseason #holiday #holidays #holidayseason #christmas #hanukkah #cocogo #drinkcocogo
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Yield: 4 servings
Calories per serving: 89 (non-alcoholic)

Ingredients
  • 3 stick packs Lemon Lime Cocogo
  • 3 stick packs Raspberry Passion Fruit Cocogo
  • 1/8 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Allspice
  • 2 1/2 cups Water
  • 1/2 cup Water or Rum
  • 4 sticks Cinnamon Sticks (for garnish)
  • 8 Tbsp Whipped Cream
  • 4 tsp Salted Caramel Topping

Directions
  1. Combine dry ingredients in a medium saucepan and add water. Stir. 
  2. On medium heat, bring to a simmer. Add additional water or rum and stir.
  3. Serve in mugs. Garnish each mug with a cinnamon stick. Top with whipped cream and drizzle salted caramel topping over the whipped cream.


37 years old, and I don't think I've ever actually had a true wassail before, so I was excited to try this recipe out. It says it's traditional with a twist, so I'm not sure how it compares to a traditional wassail. I will tell you it is a little on the sour side. Jeff likes his drinks sweet, so he wasn't a big fan of this.

We tried it without the rum, because all of our rums are flavored, and I wanted to test this as close to the original recipe as possible. Not sure if rum would have cut any of the sour. Hmmm.

The whipped cream and caramel topping were a nice contrast (for me) with the sourness of the actual drink, but I had to finish Jeff's for him. Maybe it was a good thing I left out the rum. LOL.

Have you ever tried wassail?

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4 comments:

  1. I have never tried wassail, but how can salted caramel be bad :)

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  2. I love wassail, and topped with salted caramel sounds amazing. Kind of strange that it was sour though. I think rum added to it would be deelish!

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    1. Doesn't rum always make things better? :-) I should try a more traditional wassail sometime to see if I like it better.

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