With the beauty of the holiday season comes amazing family celebrations, and the tasty traditional drinks we all know and love.
If you're not familiar with the greatness that is coquito, ponche and more, then get acquainted with these nine popular Latin American holiday drinks!
1. Coquito - Holiday Cocktail
Coquito is a must-have in every Puerto Rican household come the holidays. This coconut-based drink typically has rum, coconut milk, condensed milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon.
2. Ponche - Holiday Cocktail
This fruity concoction is the centerpiece of every Mexican household. This punch typically includes seasonal fruits (apples, pears, oranges, etc.), cinnamon, piloncillo, and tejocotes.
3. Rompope - Holiday Cocktail
This creamy eggnog-like drink is a Mexican favorite made with eggs, milk, and vanilla flavoring.
4. Ponche de Crema - Holiday Cocktail
This Venezuelan drink might look like others on this list but it distinguishes itself from the pack with a distinct ingredient — a lemon rind.
5. Ponche a la Romana - Holiday Cocktail
Ponche a la Romana
A Chilean Christmas classic, this cocktail is super refreshing. It's usually made with frozen pineapple, pineapple juice, sparkling wine, and bitters.
6. Canelazo - Holiday Cocktail
This hot and spicy beverage is usually enjoyed in Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia. It mixes aguardiente (sugarcane alcohol), sugar cane, and sometimes fruit juice.
7. Cola de Mono - Holiday Cocktail
Cola de Mono
The traditional Chilean Christmas drink usually includes aguardiente, milk, sugar, coffee, and cloves.
8. Ronpopo - Holiday Cocktail
A Nicaraguan classic, this thick holiday drink will keep you warm all season. It's typically made with milk, cinnamon, eggs, corn starch, sugar, and rum.
9. Crema de Vie - Holiday Cocktail
Crema de Vie
This nochebuena drink is typically enjoyed in Cuban households. It's made with sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, egg yolks, sugar, water, vanilla, and white rum.