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  • Writer's pictureMary Ann

"12 Cocktails of Christmas" Ana Cristina Cash's Holiday Ponche de Leche Cubano

Do you have a family tradition you love to do each Christmas? We love to go to Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center to see the Christmas lights!

What have you asked Santa for this year? Health and happiness for my family and loved ones.

What was a popular gift that most children wanted when you were growing up? Did you have one? I had a Furby! I remember that it was extremely popular and everyone wanted to have one.

Do you have a favorite Christmas Movie? Home Alone 2: Lost In New York What about a favorite Christmas food? Do you cook a big Christmas dinner?

I love sticky toffee pudding during the holidays! What is your favorite Christmas song/album? “Carol of the Bells” Name three things you are thankful for this year? I’m thankful for my family, my health, and my home.

What have been the highlights for you from 2018? My daughter Grace’s first birthday party, which was Winnie the Pooh- themed, Traveling abroad with my husband, and releasing my new Christmas album, “My Christmas Collection” which was recorded at the Cash Cabin Studio.

Any New Year's resolutions? I have been practicing Krav Maga, which is an intense form of contact combat and I love it! I hope to keep progressing and earning more belts.

What is 2019 going to look like for you? I will be releasing another album of new music in 2019 and travel for work will also be in the cards!

Holiday Ponche de Leche Cubano 1 cup milk 1 tablespoon sugar 1 ½ ounces Bacardi rum 1 egg yolk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Nutmeg or cinnamon powder 1 Cinnamon stick Heat the milk in a saucepan with one cinnamon stick in it on high heat. Stir frequently with a wooden spoon. In a separate mixing bowl,beat the egg yolk with sugar until completely blended. Add the egg yolk mixture to the hot milk, ( if desired,splash in some rum for the version with alcohol.) Add the teaspoon of vanilla extract and top with a dash of nutmeg or cinnamon powder. (My aunt did cinnamon powder, not nutmeg, but nutmeg might remind you more of eggnog if you like that kind of flavor). Add a cinnamon stick as garnish and enjoy! 

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Ana Cristina Cash was raised in Miami, Florida. Ana, of Cuban descent, is bi-lingual and began a professional career in music at the tender age of six. She quickly became an accomplished champion of the singing competitions on the variety show, “Sabado Gigante.” Ana’s recordings showcase her broad vocal range, from a deep resonating contralto to an amazing soaring soprano, revealing what is known to some as a “whistle register.” Ana Cristina was signed to Sony Music’s Latin division at the age of 15 and recorded her debut album, Ana Cristina, in the Spanish language. Ana went on to be the first Hispanic American to perform the “Star Spangled Banner” for a presidential inauguration for President Bush in 2005. In 2016, she married music producer, John Carter Cash, and has since been writing and recording the music she was born to sing. Ana’s music perfectly blends her connection with rockabilly and gritty blues, adding in a flavor of country and soul to create her own distinctive sound. 


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