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There are special foods and desserts for the holiday season, but why should pies and turkeys get all the glory? To complete the season, you need a few classic Christmas cocktails. Imagine sitting underneath warm blankets while watching the snow fall with a glass of hot buttered rum or mug of spiked cocoa. Sounds pretty good, right? These classic holiday drinks are exactly what you need to warm yourself this season.
Hosting others this holiday season? You can’t go without serving a classic punch bowl of eggnog. Use spiced rum or other spirits to booze it up.
Winter is cold. And snowy. Warm up with this spiced wine.
Not a pear fan? Make your mimosas with a generous splash of apple cider instead.
If you have water, honey, lemon and cinnamon sticks, all you need is some whiskey to make a classic hot toddy, which is perhaps the best-known cold-weather cocktail.
Spiced apple cider with orange peels, cloves and cinnamon is the ultimate comforting drink. Add a splash of brandy or spiced rum for a kick.
This cider-y twist on a Moscow mule cocktail may be your new favorite apple recipe for the fall and winter months.
Enhance your eggnog by adding cocoa powder and Mexican chocolates. You can choose to enjoy this drink alcohol free or add a splash of tequila or rum.
This traditional mulled wine uses Riesling with sugar and cinnamon sticks for those who don’t prefer reds.
In the spirit of Christmas, try this vodka-based cocktail recipe topped with prosecco, blueberries and raspberries.
Perfect to serve during family gatherings, this red punch can be made alcoholic by adding vodka or spiced rum.
This eggnog martini omits the raw eggs and instead uses white chocolate liqueur for a smooth, creamy holiday cocktail.
Warm up your body with hot buttered rum, a classic winter cocktail.
You probably won’t go back to a standard gin and tonic after you try this pairing. The crispness of the white port partners well with the bitter, bubbly taste of tonic.
For the holidays, try this traditional Puerto Rican coconut cocktail that is similar to American eggnog. Want to make it chocolatey? Add a half cup to a cup of Nutella into the mix.
There are probably many things you didn’t know you can make in a slow cooker, and this cocktail might be one of them. This isn’t your usual hot chocolate. Red wine is added along with cinnamon sticks and nutmeg to create a warm, delicious cocktail.
Hot chocolate is one of the perfect drinks to have during the colder months, and by adding some bourbon and peppermint candies, you can create one of the best cocktails for the holiday season.
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