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Brandywine Valley traditional drinks
With an intriguing array of historical landmarks, museums and extravagant botanical gardens, Brandywine valley is perfect for making new memories. Even better, there are lots of great places to wine and dine with friends and family. Here are the best Brandywine style traditional drinks worth trying whenever you're out in Chester County.
The piping-hot algernative to Sangria, mulled wine is a great winter drink with some sweet and spicy taste. The drink also offers some good citrus notes, and it's available in several local wineries that make fruity red wines. Even better, some people add honey from local farms for that extra sweetness that everybody with a sweet tooth is always craving.
With this drink, the ase is makde of a fruity red wine mixed with two parts of cider. As such, you should go with a single wine bottle for every ten servings when trying the drink with friends or family. If at home, you can also add spices like cinnamon or fresh citrus juices for extra acidity. Nonetheless, you should feel free to experiment with more citrus fruits beyond oranges.
Punch with a Punch
In the US, punches are quite popular, expecially at parties. However, there are lots do different types of pynches that you can enjoy with a white base spirit like gin or vodka and some citrus juices for those needed sparkling bubbles during parties.
For primary alcohol, the Brandywine has some great selections, and you can add several ingredients to make the drink more refreshing. Beer lovers can use a lighter option to stay healthy, getting the same effect as a beer and lemonade shandy can offer.
If you like milk, then ixing it with scotch or whiskey shouldn't come as a surprise to you. This punch comes out as the best milkshake for adults, comprised of cream or milk flavored with rum or bourbon to make it potent for alcohol enthusiasts.
In the Brandywine valley, the milk and cream are sourced from the area's best dairies and mixed to the barista's style or preference. If you're the one preparing the drink, you can add some vanilla for flavoring, or dust the dring with a dash of nutmeg. Even better, the drink tastes better when prepared a few days in advance of an event, though it's also great when prepared the same day.
Hot toddies are traditional Brandywine style drinks prepared with hot water and any sweetener of the baristas' choice. The drink usually comes as a solo cocktail, with the ingredients featured also working perfectly for a hot drink off the stove.
For the whiskey, there a several local sources available, meaning you won't have any struggle finding the ingredients to propare the drink for a house party. Fortunately, those looking for a fine sweetener can use locally sourced honey to create a market for local beekeepers. Even better, local baristas experiment by adding exotic spices like ginger and simple ingredients like everyday syrup.
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