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Citrus Wassail

I found this healthy wassail recipe in a cookbook. My daughter first prepared it to go with our day-after-Thanksgiving leftovers meal, and everyone loved it! —Julie Williquette, Hartselle, Alabama

Highbush Cranberry Tea

—Taste of Home Test Kitchen


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...


Cocoa for a Crowd

Cocoa for a Crowd comes from Pat Monson of Stewartville, Minnesota. "On a winter day, this cocoa really hits the...


Cider Wassail

8 reviews

This traditional wassail recipe came from a dear friend in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where we lived for many years. Since...

Simple Iced Coffee

My husband came up with this recipe to replace the soda he was drinking every morning. It's a delicious alternative...


Dutch Hot Chocolate

2 reviews

When my grandchildren come over, they like to snack on cookies and mugs of this hot chocolate. It has a...

Hot Spiced Beverage

1 review

The tea lover on your Christmas list will delight in this sweet citrus beverage Ozela Haynes of Emerson, Arkansas shares....


Spiced Tea

1 review

Simply by simmering together spices, tea and fruit juices, Janice Connelley of Mountain City, Nevada created a concoction that gives...


Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

1 review

Vanilla beans and a hazelnut liqueur like Frangelico lend a sophisticated flavor to this hot chocolate. With such rich taste,...


Citrus Cranberry Tea

1 review

Field editor Pat Habiger of Spearvile, Kansas stirs up holiday spirit with this hot brew that's full of tangy fruit...

Instant Spiced Tea

2 reviews

For a fun holiday hostess gift, pour this festive blend into a decorated 12-ounce jelly jar. The recipe, from field...


Spiced Green Tea

2 reviews

"It's fun to cozy up to the campfire with a mug of this tangy tea," says Sandra McKenzie, Braham, Minnesota....


Hot Apple Cider

7 reviews

In this recipe, brown sugar and spices add extra flavor to already delicious apple cider. —Marlys Benning, Wellsburg, Iowa


Crowd-Pleasing Cocoa

You'll warm many hearts with this rich, satisfying cocoa. It's the perfect beverage to serve after an ice-skating outing or...


Apple Citrus Cider

Patricia Aurand of Findlay, Ohio shares her warm, comforting cider with a twist of pineapple and citrus that's just perfect...

Russian Tea Mix

4 reviews

—Mary Ann Kosmas, Minneapolis, Minnesota


Citrus Spiced Tea

Ripe with citrusy tang, this easy-to-fix hot tea from Mrs. J.D. McCollum, of Memphis, Tennessee can be whipped up for...


Warm Spiced Citrus Punch

I serve this drink every year during the holidays. It’s one of my most requested recipes. It can be doubled...


Cranberry Tea

This colorful tea with its sweet spicy flavor is a great winter warmer-upper. The aroma is sure to bring guests...


Heavenly Drinking Chocolate

1 review

The name says it all—sipping this beverage is like experiencing an out-of-this-world blend of dark and milk chocolate. The only...