Feuerzangenbowle is just what doctor ordered for the holidays

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      Let's be real: the holidays call for booze—and lots of it.

      How else are you supposed to deal with the sardine-packed malls, dinner after dinner with your in-laws, and the screaming children on Christmas morning who are beyond pissed Santa didn't come through with a Nerf gun?

      Thus the Germans were onto something when they came up with Feuerzangenbowle—or “fire tongs punch”—a warming combo of mulled wine and rum that’s prepared with the help of a caramelized sugar loaf.

      See it concocted in all its fiery glory at the Vancouver Christmas Market and don’t forget to pick up a glass or four for yourself. You’ll need it.