The holiday season is a time for being with those you love and for entertaining. What better way to share time with loved ones than sharing a Christmas drink. From traditional egg nog and hot cocoa to cocktails with a kick, here some of the most festive holiday-inspired drinks to share on a wintry evening.
Nothing screams Christmas louder than egg nog. This basic recipe contains an egg, 1 tablespoon of superfine sugar, milk, and of course, booze. Either brandy or light rum works well here. Add a whisper of nutmeg to the top and voila—you'll be in the holiday spirit in no time!
Jamie Oliver's Christmas Spirit cocktail is basically a shot of tequila, but the pomegranate seeds make it festive.
Put a cranberry twist on the classic Kamikaze shot with cranberry vodka and cranberry juice.
Made with sweetened condensed milk, chocolate extract (or chocolate syrup), eggs, and Irish whiskey, homemade Irish creme is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth, at a fraction of the cost of the real thing.
This may be the easiest cocktail on the list. Made with only three ingredients—Kahula, creme de cacao, and vanilla ice cream—this drink still stands out from the crowd.
Christmas Punch is made with 100% cranberry juice, sparkling wine, apple cider, ginger ale, spiced rum, and fresh fruit. It can also be made sans booze for the kiddos and teetotalers.
This rich beverage will warm you to your toes. Made with golden rum, brown sugar, cider, and a half a stick of butter, this one is not for the calories conscious.
Try your hand at making Italian sweet liquor if you're up for a challenge this holiday season.
Add some Christmas spirits to your cocoa with coffee liqueur and butterscotch schnapps.
Infuse vodka with candy canes to make this minty beverage.
Spiced rum + apple cider + spices = Boozy apple cider. Make this in the slow cooker so it stays warm.
Who doesn't love a thick and rich milkshake? MUSSELMAN’S delectable recipe calls for vanilla ice cream, apple butter, dark spiced rum, milk, caramel sauce, and vanilla bean paste.
McCormick's Cinnamon Spiked Iced Coffee is AM approved. With sweetened condensed milk, Kahlua, and vodka, it's like a rich, cinnamony White Russian.
Sweet and effervescent, Apple Brandy Rickies is made with only three ingredients: apple brandy, fresh lemon juice, and soda water garnish with a lime wedge or apple slices and serve in a highball glass.
If slow cooker beverages are your thing, try this one that's made with only apple cider, cinnamon sticks, and cherry gelatin.
Made with gour parts dark rum, two parts lime juice, one part maple syrup, and a splash of grenadine, this punch packs a punch!
This hot drink will be sure to be accompanied by that warm fuzzy feeling that comes with the holidays. With a base of rum and orange liqueur, fill the rest of a glass mug with hot water and a splash of lime juice. Sweeten to taste with simple syrup if necessary, garnish with a lime wedge, and enjoy!