6 Easy to Make Holiday Drinks

We’re all always so excited to come home for the holidays until we remember that coming home is synonymous with being grilled by your entire extended family about school, your boyfriend (or even worse, lack thereof), and essentially your entire future. If you want to drink to help get through it, here are some delicious holiday drinks to make your holiday season a little less painful.

  1. Hot Toddy

  • 2 tablespoons or Bourbon

  • 1 tablespoon mild honey

  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

  • ¼ cup boiling-water

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  1. Hard Apple Cider

Alright so since the only recipes we could find for this are designed for feeding an army, we’ll give you our easy version. Boil some of your favorite store-bought apple cider. Add a good rum or rye whiskey, or even fireball. Put a cinnamon stick in your mug for the those ~fall vibes~ and voila!

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  1. Candy Cane Cooler

  • 1 Tablespoon of crushed candy canes or peppermint

  • 1.5 ounces of mint-infused vodka

  • .5 ounce of benedictine and brandy

  • .5 ounce of half and half

  • Ice to preference

  • Peppermint stick

  • Mint sprig to garnish

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  1. Ginger Snap

  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka

  • 1 ounce ginger liqueur, such as Domaine de Canton

  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice

  • 1/4 teaspoon agave syrup

  • 1/4 teaspoon peeled and grated fresh ginger

  • Pinch ground cinnamon

  • Pinch ground cloves

  • Pinch grated nutmeg

  • Ice

  • Cinnamon Stick to garnish

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  1. Boardwalk Boss

  • 1 1/2 ounces whiskey

  • 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth

  • 1 1/2 ounces apple brandy

  • Lemon twist, for garnish

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  1. Santa Clausmopolitans

  • Lime wedge, for rim

  • white sanding sugar

  • 1 c. vodka

  • 1 1/2 c. cranberry juice

  • 1/4 c. triple sec

  • 1/4 c. fresh lime juice

  • 1/2 c. fresh cranberries

Run a lime wedge around each glass then dip in sanding sugar. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice then add vodka, cranberry juice, triple sec, and lime juice. Shake until the cocktail shaker is cold. Pour and add cranberries for garnish :)

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  1. Rumchata Egg Nog

This drink is definitely a controversial one, but it’s a holiday staple. Many gag at the sight of eggnog, but if you are a fan of the weird-tasting holiday drink, here is a recipe:

  • 1/4 c. sugar

  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

  • 5 egg yolks

  • 1/3 c. sugar

  • 2 c. milk

  • 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg, plus more for garnish

  • 1 tsp. Vanilla

  • 3/4 c. heavy cream

  • 1 c. Rumchata

  • Cinnamon sticks (optional)

Whisk the egg yolks and sugar in a saucepan. Add milk, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla. Heat on medium-low. After 10 minutes (or until thick consistency), and remove from heat (don’t let it boil). Stir in heavy cream and Rumchata. Refrigerate until chilled. Sprinkle nutmeg and add cinnamon sticks on top. Add to mugs with a cinnamon-sugar rim :)

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