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Coziest Holiday Drinks

Looking for some cozy cocktails to serve around the holidays? There are lots of options—and you’ll find a few of our favorites here!

Coziest Holiday Drinks
From cocktail parties to slumber parties, there are some drinks that are just perfect for the holiday season. Defrost on a cold day with something hot, enjoy traditional holiday flavors, or liven up a party with a spiked version of an old favorite. Sip our favorite cozy cocktails!

1. Hot chocolate, the Irish way

Hot cocoa is the very definition of cozy. It’s rich, delicious, and you can top it with marshmallows or whipped cream—what’s not to love? For a twist, try it like the Irish. Add a shot of cream liquor to amp up the comfort.

2. Keep it classic with a hot toddy

Honey and lemon combine to make one of the most soothing flavors on the planet. Cinnamon and whiskey create a warming effect—that’s why hot toddies are perhaps the most widely known of all cozy cocktails. For best results, enjoy your hot toddy while wrapped in a fluffy blanket.

3. Manhattans: the perfect after-dinner nightcap

Bourbon and sweet vermouth make this one a heady drink while bitters add flavor. Best of all? The traditional Manhattan calls for orange bitters and a brandied cherry, two traditional holiday beverage flavors.

4. Mulled cider is harvest comfort in a mug

Mulled apple cider is the perfect drink to warm up after a trip to the pumpkin patch. It’s also a non-alcoholic option, too. It’s so sweet and easy to make that it’s a great dessert drink to serve at holiday dinners. Just heat cider with cloves and cinnamon sticks for extra spice. Pro tip: Make it a few hours early and let it warm on the stove, filling the house with delicious scents.

5. Golden milk is a tasty eggnog lookalike

When you see it in a mug, golden milk looks a lot like eggnog. Only it doesn’t have as many calories, and it does have a lot of good-for-you ingredients. It’s heated almond milk with turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and a bit of maple syrup to sweeten it. Just what you need when you’re looking for something both healthy and warming.

6. Hot chocolate with a twist

Here’s a different way to spike your hot chocolate: Try adding peppermint schnapps to transform your mugs into winter cocktails. Peppermint is a favorite festive flavor. Who doesn’t love mint chocolate chip?

7. Sweet and creamy eggnog

Eggnog is one of the best holiday drinks for a reason! It’s so rich and creamy that it fills everyone with cheer, even when it’s not spiked. Feel free to enjoy the non-alcoholic version for dessert. If you’d like create holiday cocktails, add brandy, rum, bourbon or whiskey.

8. Hot buttered rum is pure buttery goodness

On a cold day, a mug of hot buttered rum in gloved hands will warm you up from the inside out. It’s the perfect way to thaw after a visit to the tree farm. Rum, butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg and other flavors all blend to make winter cocktails that taste like caramel candies.

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