The weeks leading up to Christmas may well be my favorite of the year, but that doesn't change the fact that with parties to plan, presents to pack, and trees to trim, it can all get quite stressful. Doubly so if you add nausea issues to the mix.
With that in mind, here are three nausea-friendly seasonal drink ideas to help you unwind (yes, including one straight from A Christmas Carol!) so you can keep the holidays as merry as they should be.
Here We Come A-Wassailing!I picked the first two cocktails in this list keeping in mind those of you who may be actively struggling with nausea. The third is a bit less nausea-friendly, but being a big fan of A Christmas Carol, I just had to include this when I discovered the author himself was a fan and even made a nod to it in the novella!
You probably know the traditional carol, "Here We Come A-Wassailing!," but have you tried the drink?
It's not only seasonally perfect, but with healthy doses of ginger and lemon, it's also a great choice for queasy carolers (just don't overdo it with the bourbon!).
Try this recipe from Cookie + Kate that uses simple ingredients and is delicious and easy to follow.
Pomegranate Mojito Mocktail
Do you want to avoid alcohol? Need something more refreshing?
This drink from The Dizzy Cook, featuring pomegranate juice and non-alcoholic ginger beer, makes for a "tart, sweet, and peppery combination" that also has a refreshing, minty twist. And doesn't it just LOOK like the holidays?
For those who prefer a full cocktail, just add a splash of vodka or rum and you're good to go.
Charles Dickens's Hot Gin Punch
Turns out Charles Dickens was really into punch. Besides A Christmas Carol, the drink comes up in The Pickwick Papers, David Copperfield, and Nicholas Nickleby. Cedric Dickens, the author's great-grandson, features this drink in his book Drinking With Dickens.
The recipe also features citrus and spices, but tread carefully with the gin and wine if you're prone to nausea (or just put on your Blisslets and live dangerously!).