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How People Get Holiday Tipsy All Around The World

Let's go beyond eggnog, shall we?
12/15/2016 06:47pm ET

All around the world, different cultures wait to bust out certain drinks to celebrate the holiday season. In the U.S., eggnog is king, but in Europe, South America and other parts of the world, other festive beverages reign supreme.

We rounded up some delicious drinks that are sipped around the world in the days leading up to the New Year. Try serving one at your next holiday party to switch it up a bit.

They're all a bit different and all go way beyond the classic cup of eggnog. Drink them in good spirits and good health.

1
Coquito, from Puerto Rico
The coquito's rum base and rich, velvety texture and hints of coconut make for a refreshing spin on classic eggnog. Get the instructions for this festive drink from Fine Dining Lovers.
2
Wassail, from England
British folks have been drinking wassail for hundreds of years, both to bless apple orchards and celebrate the twelfth night of Christmas, according to Historic UK, a British history website. Get the recipe for the traditional apple cider at Tablespoon.
3
Ponche Navideño, from Mexico
Ponche navideño is a sweet holiday punch typically served on Christmas eve and during the nine days leading up to the holiday. And the choice to spike the drink is up to you: Rum, tequila and and brandy all work well. Get the recipe from The Mija Chronicles.
4
Gluhwein, from Austria and Germany
Gluhwein, a mulled wine, is a popular holiday beverage in Austria, Germany and throughout the Netherlands. Get the instructions for the drink from Masala Herb.
5
Sorrel, from Jamaica
The holidays would not be complete in Jamaica without a glass of sorrel, a bright red punch spiced with rum. Get the recipe from Cook Like A Jamaican.
6
Glögg, from Sweden
The festive wine beverage from Sweden gets an extra kick from fruit and nuts. Get the recipe from Food52.
7
Cola de Mono, from Chile
Cola de mono is a classic Chilean drink similar to the White Russian. Get the directions for this drink from Nomadic Chica.
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