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.

Traditional Egg Nog

Christmas eggnog in a glass in a Christmas background.

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!

Christmas Spirit

Vodka Shot Made With Pomegranate Juice And Vodka

Jamie Oliver's Christmas Spirit cocktail is basically a shot of tequila, but the pomegranate seeds make it festive.

Cranberry Kamikaze

Redheaded Slut cocktail with jagermeister, cranberry juice and peach schnapps

Put a cranberry twist on the classic Kamikaze shot with cranberry vodka and cranberry juice.

Homemade Bailey's

Irish liqueur and clover, selective focus

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.

Burnt Island Mocha Hummer

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

Christmas winter drinks. Cold cocktail with cranberries, orange, rosemary, with spices (cinnamon, anise) and ice, on a dark stone table, top view

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.

Hot Buttered Rum

Winter holidays traditional drink, homemade hot buttered rum with spices, over old rustic wooden background with christmas tree branches, copy space

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.

Amaretto Liqueur

Italian amaretto liqueur with dry almonds on the old wooden background, selective focus

Try your hand at making Italian sweet liquor if you're up for a challenge this holiday season.

Butterscotch Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate with marsmallows

Add some Christmas spirits to your cocoa with coffee liqueur and butterscotch schnapps.

Candy Cane Cocktail

Red martini with Xmas candies on firewood

Infuse vodka with candy canes to make this minty beverage.

Spiked Apple Cider

Hot mulled apple cider with with cinnamon sticks, cloves and anise on wooden background

Spiced rum + apple cider + spices = Boozy apple cider. Make this in the slow cooker so it stays warm.

Caramel Apple Milkshakes

Salted caramel ice cream sundae or milk shake

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.

Cinnamon Spiked Iced Coffee

Iced brew coffee with milk isolated on white background

McCormick's Cinnamon Spiked Iced Coffee is AM approved. With sweetened condensed milk, Kahlua, and vodka, it's like a rich, cinnamony White Russian.

Apple Brandy Ricky

Spiced apple cider

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.

Slow and Hot Spiced Cherry Cider

Hot spiced drink from infused tea with rum, cherries and mandarin

If slow cooker beverages are your thing, try this one that's made with only apple cider, cinnamon sticks, and cherry gelatin.

1776 Rum Punch

Negroni Cocktail with Orange Twist and Pin, on Dark Background. Beverage Photography.

Made with gour parts dark rum, two parts lime juice, one part maple syrup, and a splash of grenadine, this punch packs a punch!

Grand Rum Toddy

Hot drink cocktail for New Year, Christmas, winter or autumn holidays. Toddy. Mulled pear cider or spiced tea or grog with lemon, pear, cinnamon, anise, cardamom, rosemary.

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!

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