Christmas Drink Recipes

Make everyone merry with more than 260 Christmas drinks for all ages, from eggnog and hot chocolate to Christmas cocktails and mulled wine.

Staff Picks

Hot Cinnamon Apple Brandy Cider

Rating: 4.75 stars
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This sweet, delightful hot cinnamon apple brandy cider is spiced with freshly squeezed apple cider, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon!

Amazingly Good Eggnog

Rating: 4.73 stars
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It's taken me several years to perfect this homemade eggnog recipe. Now everyone asks, 'When are you making the eggnog?!' This uses cooked eggs for safety, and you can use more or less rum to taste. It's a bit of work to make, but well worth it. You'll never buy store-bought eggnog again! Enjoy!

Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Chocolate and red wine are two things that go so well together. Combining them on a cold winter night and topping it off with a creamy froth and a sprinkle of grated chocolate will make you feel all warm and cozy inside.

Cranberry-Pomegranate Mimosa

Rating: 5 stars
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These cranberry-pomegranate mimosas are great for your holiday get-togethers and cocktail parties, or for just spreading holiday cheer!

Chef John's Hot Buttered Rum

While eggnog gets a lot more press, hot buttered rum is the ultimate festive holiday drink. So rich, so delicious, so satisfying, and super easy to make.

Hot Apple Cider

Rating: 4.78 stars
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Nothing beats a mug of hot cider on a cold winter day. This recipe is great as it calls for fresh apple cider and pure maple syrup. Start with only 6 strips each of the orange and lemon peel, and adjust to taste.

Jack Frost Cocktails

These Jack Frost cocktails with champagne are a holiday favorite in the making!

Mexican Christmas Punch (Ponche Navideno)

This traditional Mexican fruit punch is spiked with rum and best served during the Christmas season. Garnish each mug with a fresh hibiscus flower and a sugar cane (or cinnamon) stick.

Gingerbread Latte

Rating: 5 stars
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If you have an espresso maker in your home or office, you can whip up this spicy seasonal favorite.

Cioccolata Calda (Hot Chocolate Italian-Style)

Rating: 4.39 stars
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Hot chocolate Italian-style is one of the most amazing treats in the world! You have to try this pudding-like chocolate decadence! Add some Irish cream, cinnamon, and whipped cream for a fun variation, or create your own!

Cozy Mulled Wine

Rating: 4.64 stars
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Feel all warm and fuzzy this season with this satisfying treat! Quick and easy too! Ladle into glass or mug, trying not to get the seasonings in it, and drink up!

Hot Cocoa Mix

Rating: 4.24 stars
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I make this at the beginning of the cold weather, and have it ready all winter. Vary the flavor of your mix by trying flavored nondairy creamer; I like the cinnamon.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Candy Cane Cocoa

Rating: Unrated
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“What a yummy mug of cocoa! Great chocolate flavor with subtle peppermint too." – PULLEYHEATHER

9 Cranberry Cocktails

The holidays are here—it's showtime for the humble cranberry once again.

Hot Buttered Rum Batter

Rating: 4.74 stars
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This is THE batter to use for absolutely delicious and buttery Hot Buttered Rums! You can keep this in the freezer for up to 3 months.