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25 Great Christmas Drinks

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‘Tis the Season for family, friends and cocktails. One way to spice up your entertaining is to offer traditional [and some not so traditional] holiday drinks to your crowd. Not too much, we do not want any dancing on tables! -at least not until New Year’s-

It’s Cold Outside

When the temperature drops and you want to warm up from the inside-out, these tried-and-true holiday favorites never go out of style.

Eggnog – Cream, eggs, brandy. What more is there to love?

Glühwein – Warm up a Côtes-du-rhône with spices and a splash of amaretto.

Hot Toddy – Made with whiskey instead of scotch…to die for.

Irish Coffee – You cannot stop at just one.

Hot Buttered Rum – A tradition carried over from colonial days.

Glittering Cocktails

There is a reason you have a glass for every type of cocktail. Dust off your crystal-ware and put the Queen to shame.

Peppermint Patty Twist – For the candy lover.

Winter Solstice CocktailSay goodbye to those dark winter nights.

Gingerbread Apple CocktailSure to stir the spirit.

Christmas CaipirinhaA taste of the Southern Hemisphere.

Grinch – For someone who has been a bit naughty.

Classics

For those who appreciate the basics.

Bloody Mary

Sake Martini

Negroni

Sidecar

Manhattan

Bubbles, Bubbles and More Bubbles

Who can resist the tickle of champagne bubbles on their nose? These are the reason St. Nicolas is so jolly.

Poinsettia Cocktail

Death in The Afternoon

Champagne Cocktail

Kir Royale

French 75

Winter Ales

Beer deserves a showcase during the holidays as well!

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Celebration Ale

Delirium Noël

Brooklyn Brewery Winter Ale

Lindemans Kriek

Anchor Brewing Co. Christmas Ale