‘Tis the season! Decorating, gift-giving, family gatherings and meeting up with friends after as an excuse to get away from them. If there’s one thing we could really use this winter, it’s a nice stiff drink. Here are a few of the recipes we’re looking forward to enjoying this holiday!
Apple Cider Old Fashioned
Still clinging to the last seconds of fall? Let us help you with that. Introducing you to a seasonal twist on a classic: the apple cider old fashioned. Smart, sweet, and pretty simple to make, this is sure to be a hit at your cocktail night:
- In your glass, stir together two ounces of apple cider, two ounces of whiskey, a teaspoon of maple syrup, and three drops of bitters.
- Add a large ice cube and garnish (we recommend a cinnamon stick, and a slice of an orange or apple)
- Start sipping!
Simple Spiked Eggnog
There is no drink that says “happy holidays,” like eggnog. Purists will make their eggnog at home, but if you’re like us, you get it pre-made at a grocery store and spike it at home. Here’s how to take it a step further than just adding booze:
- In a pitcher, add one part amaretto, one part rum, and six parts eggnog.
- Mix with a spoon, and pour into individual glasses
- Add a dash or nutmeg or cinnamon, and garnish with a cinnamon stick if you really want to impress.
- Drink up!
Looking for a drink that stands at the party? Look no further than the Grinch; a great drink if you feel like trying something new but don’t want to work too hard for it. You probably already have all the ingredients at home! Here’s how it’s made:
- In a cocktail shaker, add one part midori liqueur, one part clear rum, and five parts lemon lime soda.
- Stir, pour, and add a maraschino cherry on top!
You can’t have a green cocktail without having a red one to match! Whether it’s Christmas morning or New Year’s Eve, if you bring cranberry mimosas to your get-together, you’ll be everyone’s favorite. Here’s an easy recipe:
- In a champagne flute, combine two parts cranberry juice, one part pineapple orange juice, and three parts sparkling wine of your choice.
- From here, you can drink! But if you want to make it look pretty, add a few frozen cranberries, an orange twist, or some greenery to the glass.
Spiked Hot Cocoa
A cold winter night calls for a drink that will warm your hands and get your booze blanket started. Spiked hot cocoa is a perfect candidate for such a drink. Nostalgic, cozy, tasty. Here’s how it’s done:
- In a large mug, heat a cup of milk and once warm, stir in your favorite cocoa mix.
- From there, add a shot of cream liqueur and top with whipped cream, marshmallows, or whatever other toppings you’re in the mood for.
What’s your favorite drink on this list? Let us know in the comments section, and whatever you’re drinking this winter, we wish you a happy holiday season and an even happier new year!