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15 Christmas Themed Beverages to Excite your Senses this Holiday Season


15 Christmas Themed Beverages to Excite your Senses this Holiday Season

Christmas is a season of giving—and drinking, too! However, it does not necessarily mean that the beverages have to be laced with alcohol. You can make drinks that are fun and exciting—without them making you tipsy!

Here are some of the drinks that you can try:

 1. Cranberry and Ginger Holiday Punch


With red being the color of Christmas, this one has the right amount of zest—and spice—that make it really flavorful! It’s best to make this beverage one day before serving to allow the flavors to meld. It’s quite an interesting drink that you and your friends should try.

 2. Lemon Avocado Milkshake

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Milkshakes can be exciting if you have the right mix of ingredients at hand—and this one will surely help you make the best milkshakes ever! With avocado, lemon, and a scoop of ice cream, this sweet and citrusy concoction is one that even kids would certainly enjoy!

 3. Apple Strawberry Lemon Cooler

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f you’re going to serve some drinks for an afternoon Christmas celebration, you have to try this one out. With a combination of strawberries, lemons, and apples, you’ll be transported to the sea, and be reminded of summer—even on Christmas Day! Surely, it would make those extra cold days a little warmer!

 4. Dreamy Orange Punch

dreamy orange punch

One of the easiest beverages you can make, this one is a mix of orange juice, ginger ale, and orange sherbet—making it creamy and enticing at the same time! It’s perfect for those Christmas parties and celebrations with family and friends.

 5. Melon Sago Coolers

melon sago coolers

Sago is one of those Filipino drinks that are loved my many. It’s refreshing, it’s soothing, and has just the right amount of sweetness. When mixed with melon, it could be a great reminder of the lovely tropical islands of the Philippines! You can make some by following the recipe!

 6. Special Gulaman Samalamig (Black Jelly/Agar-Agar Drink)

special gulaman sa malamig

Another traditional Filipino cooler, gulaman samalamig is made of Asian gelatin (agar-agar), vanilla extract, and sugar that give it a distinct taste that you’d surely want to drink over and over again! It’s perfect for Filipino-themed Christmas parties, too!

 7. Floating Island Punch

floating island punch

Now, here’s another festive holiday drink that’s not only easy on the eyes, it’s truly delicious, too! It has lemonade, orange juice, orange sherbet, maraschino cherries, and are topped with orange and cherry slices that make it an exciting drink.

 8. Strawberry Gulaman

straw berry gulaman

Give gulaman an exciting twist with the help of strawberries! The color would remind you of Christmas, and the taste would make you feel like a child again. Serve this in one of your family reunions and people would definitely come back for more!

 9. Minty Raspberry Lemonade

raspberry lemonade

This sophisticated drink is perfect for Holiday nights-out with the people you love, just talking about how life has been, and what you all can look forward to. With lemon, lime, raspberries, and mint, this cool drink is definitely perfect for the cold season.

 10. Coco Banana Fruit Fairy

coco banana fruit

Made with bananas, coconuts, pineapples, and vanilla, and named as such because it’s believed to make one feel light and happy, this one is simple to make, but even easier to enjoy!

 11. Lemon Grass and Pandan Iced Tea

lemon grass and pandan iced tea

Simple yet sophisticated, this iced tea is laced with pandan, calamansi, and lemon grass that give it that citrusy, cool goodness. It’s one of those drinks that your family and friends would truly enjoy!

12. Honey Grapefruit Orange Punch

honey grape and orange

Honey is sweet, sure, but orange, grapefruit, and lemon can balance it out! This punch has that unique tangy but awesome feel that would make you and people of all ages love it!

 13. Delightful Dalandan Shake

dalandan shake

Dalandan is one of those fruits that’s unique to the Philippines. It’s like a combination of orange, lemon, and lime—and is quite soothing and refreshing, too! With a bit of sugar, this one is sure to make those Christmas days a whole lot brighter!

 14. Wonderful Watermelon Shake

watermelon shake

No matter what time of year it is, watermelon always proves to be refreshing. It’s cool and gives that Christmassy tropical vibe that’s truly one of a kind!

15. Fruity Frosted Cocktail

Fruity Frosted Cocktail

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And last but not the least is this frosted mix of calamansi and pineapples—very tropical, but still cool and Christmassy! People you’ll mingle with this season will certainly love it!

Try these drinks, and Christmas will certainly be more fun and enjoyable!


15 Beach-Inspired Gifts to Give this Christmas


15 Beach-Inspired Gifts to Give this Christmas

Christmas is a time for giving. And if you know that the people you love have a flair for the beach, why not give them beach-inspired gifts this Christmas? Not only will they appreciate them, you can also be sure that they’ll really use your gifts.

Here are 15 beach-inspired gifts that you can give:

1.  Starfish Wall Art


What better way to profess one’s love for the beach than with starfish wall art, right? This handcrafted beauty is a great décor for the bathroom wall-or anywhere else around the house.

2. Anchor Monogrammed Cups


Everyone uses cups to drink their favorite beverage—so make sure that the person you love would remember you and the beach while doing so. These monogrammed cups are designed with anchors that will surely remind anyone of the sea—without being too over the top. It’s perfect for minimalist-themed homes, too.

3. Nautical Starfish Necklace

starfish necklace

This necklace is so pretty you might even want one for yourself! It’s perfect for feeling like a mermaid or enchantress of the sea! With Swarovski crystals, silver sand dollars, and starfish, it’s truly one of the most majestic beach-inspired gifts out there. You can try making one, too.

4. Seashell/Puka Shell Necklaces

Puka shell necklace

ey, even Elizabeth Taylor and Brigitte Bardot loved their puka shells! This would work both for men and women, and is a simple reminder of happy days spent by the beach. They come in various colors, as well.

5. Miniature Yacht Models


f you can’t give someone a yacht, give them model yachts instead! This one is reminiscent of the First World War and has that classic, nautical vibe to it. It’s a perfect room decoration, and would definitely leave the one you’re giving it to in awe.

6. Word Stones

word stones

Beaches aren’t just full of shells—there are lots of beautiful stones, too! These beach pebbles are imprinted with inspiring words that would keep one motivated.

7. Ocean Wave Necklace

ocean wave necklace

This necklace is reminiscent of the beach as it is designed with waves and are in shades of blue and white. It has that magical, mystical feel that would definitely enchant the person you’re giving it to.

8. Cute Beach Pillows

beach pillow

Why not take the beach to bed? These pillows are fun-filled and colorful, with illustrations of the beach, the sand and sun. They have the right amount of plush that will make it easy for you to sleep, too.

9. Nautical Picture Frame


Made with burlap and twine, this one has sand dollar decors and are in colors of green and navy blue that’s reminiscent of the sea! It’s a good way of keeping beach memories where they’re supposed to be!

10. Sealife Salad Hands

sealife salad hands

Make the act of eating salads fun and memorable with sealife salad hands or forks that are decorated with starfish or crabs. They’ll definitely make one feel like being by the beach again!

11. Custom Beach Signs

custom beach signs

These could be placed on one’s door, and could work with a minimalist or nautical theme. Your family or friends would surely be appreciative of these, especially if they miss the beach.

12. Coral Rugs

coral rugs

Nope, these aren’t made from corals but show illustrations of corals! In various shades of blue, and with colorful designs, you can be sure that one will feel like he’s back at the beach with these!

13. I’d Rather Be At the Beach” Shirt


If someone’s going to declare his love for the beach, he or she could wear a shirt that says so! In gray and with a simple but striking print, this is perfect for both men and women! It’s comfy and beautiful at the same time.

14. Starfish Fanpulls


These hand-carved fanpulls have that distressed, whitewashed feel that will remind one of the beach every time he pulls on the lights! They’re definitely perfect for coastal-themed homes!

15. Miniature Beach House Set

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Finally, why not give the one you love this miniature beach house set? Painted in white and blue, and with the cutest, and most intricately detailed furniture, this one is something you might even want to keep for yourself!

Give these beach-inspired gifts to the one you love this Christmas, and you’ll definitely make that person happy—not only on that day, but for a long time!