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Mrs. Claus’ Frozen Cranberry Cocktail Will Give You ALL the Holiday Cheer

Head to the North Pole during the holidays, and Mrs. Claus will be making frozen alcoholic Christmas drinks to celebrate the season!

Peppermint Milkshakes

Rich ice cream and refreshing peppermint make this peppermint milkshake recipe a special treat, especially during the holidays. For a...


French Hot Chocolate

2 reviews

One of my fondest memories of Paris was sipping a cup of thick, dark hot chocolate at one of their...


Mulled Wine Margaritas

These margarita wine cocktails are so fun, festive and unique. This favorite holiday beverage has complex flavors and warms the...


Bourbon Chocolate Pumpkin Latte

I created this by adapting two of my favorite recipes. It's the perfect beverage to warm you up at a...

Yoda Soda

It takes only three ingredients to create this jazzed-up Yoda soda punch. Instead of vanilla ice cream, try it with...


Stovetop Hot Chocolate

1 review

My mom created this stovetop hot chocolate recipe to serve large groups of carolers and frozen sledders. I take it...

Slow-Cooked Chai Tea

A friend brought chai tea over to my mother’s house. She told us that in India it is served every...


How to Make Thick and Creamy Vegan Eggnog

Eggnog without the eggs? It can be done—and it's delicious! This recipe for vegan eggnog is thick and creamy, with...


Chilean Monkey Tail Punch

1 review

Stories vary surrounding the origins of this punch's unique name. Some say it was initially served in a bottle depicting...


Cranberry, Orange and Cardamom Infused Water

2 reviews

This gorgeous infused water would make a great addition to your holiday dinner table. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy...

Finnish Mulled Wine

1 review

I found this recipe stuck in the pages of my Finnish grandmother's Bible. It takes 24 hours to make. Store...


Warm-You-Up Hot Chocolate

This delicious, not-too-sweet hot chocolate was originally submitted by Kathy Young of Weatherford, Texas. It's richly flavored and delicately seasoned...


Peppermint Patty Hot Cocoa

A hint of cool mint makes this rich sipper a nice change of pace from traditional hot cocoa. Add a...


Whiskey-Brandy Slush

It may be cold outside, but we like to serve this icy citrus drink for Christmas gatherings at our house....


Warm Christmas Punch

10 reviews

Red Hot candies add rich color and spiciness to this festive punch, and the cranberry juice gives it a little...

Guava Coconut Rum Cocktail

My beverage is so sensational it's like a taste of the tropics in a glass. The guava adds a touch...


Mulled Pomegranate Sipper

1 review

This warm and festive drink fills the entire house with the wonderful aroma of spices and simmering fruit juices. Kids...


Hot Spiced Cider

6 reviews

Next time you're entertaining, stir up a batch of this nicely spiced apple cider. The wonderful aroma will make your...


Midnight Cocktails

This variation on a mojito uses blackberry spreadable fruit, which gives it a deep purple color and adds a bit...


Cider Wassail Punch

2 reviews

Cinnamon, cloves, apple cider and cranberry juice blend together to create a wonderful drink with an aroma to match. If...


Crackling Hot Cocoa

1 review

This hot chocolate recipe is more than a warm-you-up—it's rich and thick decadence in a mug. —Cyndi Nistico, Palm Island,...


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Homemade Hot Cocoa

20 reviews

This homemade hot chocolate recipe will make people think you fussed but it is so simple. —Hershey Food Corporation, Cheryl...


Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

My soothing white hot chocolate is a great warm-up after a wintry day spent sledding or ice skating. Or include...

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Slow-Cooker Chai Tea

5 reviews

A wonderful sweet and spicy aroma wafts from the slow cooker as this pleasantly flavored chai tea cooks. —Crystal Jo...


Spiced Cider

4 reviews

I first concocted this beverage years ago for my son on a chilly New England day. He’s grown now, but...


Coffee Stirrer Sticks

1 review

As a holiday novelty, it's hard to lick this lollipop for grown-ups! It doubles as a coffee stirrer, and it...


Hot Apple Punch

1 review

With its soothing cinnamon seasoning, this fresh and flavorful apple punch is a must for Christmastime.


Mulled Red Wine

When there's a nip in the air come in from the cold and warm up with a relaxing glass of...


Rich & Creamy Eggnog

My mom is a huge eggnog fan around the holidays, but I've never been crazy about the storebought kind. When...