The smells of the holidays are unforgettable along the border.One of the many New Years drinks that brings back the smells is called , Ponche Navideno (or Calentito). Translation ,Christmas(Winter) Punch or Hot Drink.

Every family along the border has their interpretation. Here's one that I remember as a kid. This sweet ,tangy drink is usually served during the New Year. Our family usually added a shot of Brandy or Tequila. Makes for one interesting New Year .

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