The holidays are for family, cheer and trying new recipes. And by recipes, we mean drinks! Check out these 12 holiday drinks to try this season below!


Reminder, all family friendly drinks can also be made not family friendly. Guess it just depends on the day…


12 Holiday Drinks


Gingerbread Hot Chocolate- Family Friendly*

6 cups of milk

¼ cup of sugar

3 teaspoons of ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon of grated nutmeg

¼ teaspoon of allspice

7 ounces of chopped milk chocolate

Garnish with whipped cream and marshmallows


Cinnamon Hot Toddy

4 cups of apple cider

2 cinnamon sticks

6 ounces of cinnamon whiskey

Garnish with orange, cranberries and rosemary


White Chocolate Peppermint Hot Cocoa- Family Friendly*

4 cups of milk

8 ounces of white chocolate chips

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

½ a teaspoon of peppermint extract

Garnish with whipped cream, marshmallows and crush peppermint


Cinnamon Bourbon Eggnog

4 cups of eggnog

1 cup of bourbon of your choosing

½ cup of heavy cream

1 tablespoon of cinnamon

1 tablespoon of nutmeg

Garnish with a cinnamon stick


Mulled Wine

1 bottle of red wine

8 cloves

2 cinnamon sticks

3 tablespoons of sugar

2 star anise

Optional, a splash or brandy

Garnish with orange slice, cinnamon stick and star anise


Cranberry Old Fashioned

3 ounces of the bourbon of your choosing

1 ounce of cranberry simply syrup

Splash of bitters

Garnish with orange peel and fresh cranberries


White Russian

3 ounces of milk

1 ounce of Peppermint Schnapps

1 ounce of Kahlua

1 ounce of vodka

Garnish with crushed peppermint or a candy cane


Peppermint Espresso

1 ounce of vodka of your choosing

1 freshly brewed espresso

1 ounce of Peppermint Schnapps

Splash of cream

Rim martini glass with honey and crushed peppermint


Holiday Sangria

1 bottle of red wine

1 bottle of sparkling apple cider

1 cup of brandy

¼ cup of sugar

2 cups of cranberries

1 sliced orange and apple

2 cinnamon sticks

4 star anise


Candy Cane Martini

3 ounces of Peppermint Schnapps

3 ounces of white chocolate liqueur

3 ounces of whipped cream vodka

4 ounces of cream

Rim martini glass with honey and crushed peppermint



Holiday Apple Cider- Family Friendly*

2 quarts of apple cider

2 cinnamon sticks

2 cloves

1 sliced orange

1 tablespoon of allspice


Fig Mule

4 muddled figs

4 ounces of fig or plain vodka

12 ounces of ginger beer

Garnish with fresh figs


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