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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!

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...


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...


Whiskey-Brandy Slush

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


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...

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...

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...


Chocolate-Caramel Rum Coffee

1 review

This decadent coffee drink can stand alone as a final course or as a delightful complement to any chocolate or...


Hot Mulled Wine

For a festive holiday drink or something to keep you warm during those cold winter months, you'll love trying this...

Spiced Mulled Wine

You'll want to heat this traditional beverage before company arrives. Your home will have the scent of Christmas! —Lana Gryga,...


Hot Spiced Wine

3 reviews

My friends, family and I enjoy this spiced wine during cold-winter gatherings. This warm drink will be a special treat...


Pineapple Cider Wassail

1 review

Pineapple juice prevents this hot drink from becoming overly sweet. Skip the rum—without sacrificing flavor—for a beverage that's ideal for...


Pomegranate Martini

2 reviews

Ring in the holidays with this crimson creation that sparkles with holiday cheer. It's a smooth delight that's sure to...


Raspberry Truffle Cocktail

1 review

This adults-only hot chocolate is a decadent addition to any holiday gathering. It can easily be adapted to dairy lovers'...

Mulled Red Cider

Red wine gives a rosy glow to this warm beverage. The spices are a wonderful complement to both the wine...


Spiced Tomato Beverage

This zesty beverage recipe from my Uncle Merle will awaken all your senses! Skip the vodka for a nonalcoholic drink.—Ron...


Wassail Bowl

We served this at my family's open house on Christmas Eve—to welcome anyone who came a-wassailing! —Sharon Tipton, Casselberry, Florida


Mulled Merlot

3 reviews

This mulled wine recipe is sure to warm up your holiday guests! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


Cranberry White Sangria

I tinkered with the ingredients in this sangria until it was perfect. It's also good with peach, apple or cherry...


Homemade Limoncello

This limoncello recipe makes a drink better than any store-bought version. It's perfect as an after-dinner treat on its own,...


Hot Buttered Rum

8 reviews

I received this recipe for hot buttered rum from a friend over 30 years ago, and I think of her...


Holiday Peppermint Mocha

Make spirits bright with a minty mocha to share under the mistletoe or around the piano. I’ve also stirred in...

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Banana Nog

2 reviews

During my family's annual cookie exchange, we ran out of our beloved eggnog...much to everyone's horror! So into the kitchen...


Hot Apple Pie Drink

A perfect holiday drink for adults, these are simple and fun to make.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin


Coffee & Cream Martini

10 reviews

With Kahlua, Irish cream liquor and chocolate sandwich cookies, this martini is almost like a dessert. It's an after-dinner drink...


White Chocolate Brandy Alexander

4 reviews

This brandied white cocoa is a wonderful drink to warm up with after coming in from the cold. Whipped topping...


Cherry Bounce

Smooth and with the fragrant flavor of sweet cherries, this homemade cherry bounce recipe makes a wonderful holiday gift. For...


Bourbon Slush

1 review

At our holiday parties, Bourbon Slush is definitely a favorite. Have fun experimenting with different teas when you make it....