Revel in the holiday season this year from the warmth and comfort of your NEMA Boston luxury apartment. Capacious, open-aspect rooms — with floor-to-ceiling views of a sparkling Boston skyline — are ideal for stretching out and enjoying yourself to the fullest. And the elegantly appointed kitchens provide all the space and equipment you need to concoct cheery holiday cocktails and sweet snacks. Here are a few recipes we think you'll love.
Heavenly Hot Chocolate
Elevate your hot chocolate game by spiking it with a splash of liquor; that's what this European-style cinnamon and tequila elixir does. It's loaded with aromatic spices, luxury dark chocolate, as well as a good glug of quality añejo tequila for guaranteed festive cheer. Or, go the vodka route with this salted-caramel offering — another pleasantly potent beverage that oozes holiday spirit.
Ravishing Hot Buttered Rum
This boozy belly-warmer from Brit + Co is super simple to whip up in your NEMA kitchen. Swirl spices, sugar, and butter into rum and hot water to create a supremely sippable brew for anyone with a sweet tooth.
Majestic Mulled Wine
Fill your apartment with the bouquet of mulled wine simmering on the hob. This recipe from Well Plated takes inspiration from the hot wine found at Christmas markets in France. Take a bottle of dry red and sweeten with apple cider, orange, and honey. Add cardamom, cinnamon sticks, and star anise to elicit glorious seasonal aromas. Then, make this drink really sing with a generous dash of brandy. After a couple of these, you’ll probably be singing, too.
Awesome Amaretto Eggnog
Is it even the holidays without eggnog? We don't think so — and this particular take on the rich and tasty drink will be the talk of Seaport, thanks to the addition of strong coffee, amaretto liqueur, and a heady mix of nutmeg and cinnamon. As a final flourish, float some whipped cream on top. Sheer luxury.
Of course, not everyone wants to partake of the hard stuff. For an eggnog alternative, try this alcohol-free, vegan version made with almond milk, maple syrup, and coconut butter. It may not be loaded with the “spirit of the season,” but it’s sure to put a glow on your face. There's also this nonalcoholic punch — a fabulously fruity brew, brimming with apples, cranberries, fresh ginger, and spices.
Sweet Seasonal Sides
All of the above call for some sweet soakage. Use your Bosch and Blomberg stainless steel appliances to cook up this apple pie twist on the traditional taco. Put plates of these mouthwatering marshmallow popcorn bars on your Caesarstone kitchen countertops, and watch them magically disappear. And, for a taste you won’t soon forget, delight in these moreish apple fries with cheesecake dip.
This holiday season, try your hand at mixology, and enjoy your creations from the comforts of home at NEMA Boston.