Ten of our Favorite Drinks for the Holidays
Ten of our Favorite Drinks for the Holidays

Sweet and milky, warm and spicy, or berry-licious and boozy — we have all your holiday drink needs covered.

Berry spicy whiskey smash. (Devanshi Patel)

Berry spicy whiskey smash. (Devanshi Patel)

As we approach the winter holiday season, The Juggernaut editorial team brings you the most delicious, soothing drinks from all around South Asia so that you can give the ol’ eggnog, hot chocolate, or vodka-cran a break.

Noon Chai

This frothy, slow-brewed beverage is known for its gorgeous pink color and originates in Kashmir. It traditionally uses dairy milk, but you can also use nut milk. Sweeten with honey and optionally garnish it with crushed pistachios or almonds. Its millennial pink color is incredibly Instagrammable, but we recommend keeping the photoshoot short, as you’ll want to indulge in it while it’s still warm. Recipe by Zaiba's Kitchen.

Nepali Chiya

An everyday beverage in Nepal, this close cousin of the Indian masala chai uses fewer spices without compromising on depth of flavor, so even if your pantry doesn’t look like a shelf in a desi grocery store, you can brew a hot cup. Fresh sliced ginger makes it feel particularly cozy and holiday-appropriate. Recipe by Ramuna Pun.

Besan Doodh

Originally from Punjab, this hug-in-a-cup recipe uses toasted gram flour and ghee-roasted nuts and raisins. And yes, it’s as delicious as it sounds. Like most South Asian milk beverages, cardamom compliments this one, elevating the taste to the high, high heavens. If y

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