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Whiskey-Brandy Slush

It may be cold outside, but we like to serve this icy citrus drink for Christmas gatherings at our house. It is fantastic for parties and large gatherings, and it keeps well in the freezer. —Joan Shoebottom, Lexington, Michigan

Spiced Tomato Beverage

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


Sweet Kahlua Coffee

3 reviews

I have this beverage brewing in my slow cooker at my annual Christmas open house. I set out the whipped...


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...


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...

Midnight Cocktails

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


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...

Mulled Red Cider

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


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...


Cranberry-Jalapeno Martini

1 review

I describe this cocktail as slightly tart, a little sassy and completely delicious. I make a big batch when I'm...


Cranberry Glogg

3 reviews

Winter’s a perfect time to cozy up with a hot drink—and this glogg is our family favorite. It’s heady with...

Fireside Glogg

An aromatic blend of spices flavor this superb wine-based beverage. It is served warmed and it's sweet fruity taste will...


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'...


Coquito

An all-time family favorite, this creamy, frozen coquito recipe features cream of coconut blended with cloves, cinnamon, vanilla and rum....


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...


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...

Strawberry Mimosas

2 reviews

Here's a tasty twist on the classic mimosa. To make this refreshing drink friendly for kids or mamas-to-be, substitute lemon-lime...


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...


Honey-Bourbon Hot Chocolate

My husband and I like to enjoy this grown-up version of hot chocolate on a cold winter evening. It's even...


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...


Rich & Creamy Eggnog

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


Holiday Peppermint Mocha

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


Basil Liqueur

I used to teach herb classes at our farm and the local technical college. After attending, a friend gave me...


Mulled Merlot

3 reviews

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

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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...


Spiced Mulled Wine

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


Cranberry Orange Mimosas

4 reviews

Mimosas are just so elegant for Sunday brunch. My recipe uses tart cranberries to balance the sweetness of champagne and...


Mulled Wine

5 reviews

This mulled wine is soothing and satisfying with a delightful blend of spices warmed to perfection. Refrigerating the wine mixture...


Hot Mulled Wine

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


Bourbon Slush

1 review

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