Whether you’re hosting family and friends, or simply looking for a festive drink to sip on by the fire, there are plenty of holiday drink options you can make. We listed 5 delicious drinks below you can make during this holiday season:
Peppermint Hot Chocolate
This is a favorite treat for many people during the holidays. It’s typically made with melted chocolate, cream, milk, sugar, and a few drops of peppermint oil. You can also add Baileys or peppermint schnapps for a boozy version of this drink. Garnish it with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, crushed peppermint candy or full sticks, or mini marshmallows to make your drink extra festive and sweet.
This warm, spiced tea is a delightful drink for the holidays. It’s usually made with milk, tea bags or chai tea concentrate, vanilla extract, star anise, cinnamon sticks, and maple syrup. Adding bourbon or Kahlua are also great options if you’re looking to make a spiked version of this drink. It’s the perfect comforting drink to sip on during all your holiday festivities.
This spiced wine is made with red wine along with various spices that are gently simmered over a stovetop and served hot. This drink is perfect for wine lovers and is easy to make with simple ingredients you may already have in your kitchen. Some ingredients to consider adding include: fresh oranges and lemons, cranberries, cinnamon sticks, star anise, whole cloves, honey, and more. Drinking homemade mulled wine will warm you up and bring holiday cheer as well as fill your home with an aromatic holiday fragrance.
This rich, sweetened drink is traditionally made with milk, cream, sugar, whipped egg yolks, and egg whites. You can also spike your drink with rum, brandy or bourbon if you choose. And don’t forget to garnish your drink with a dash of powdered nutmeg and cinnamon and a cinnamon stick to serve.
This classic holiday cocktail is typically made with hot water, honey, lemon juice, and whiskey. A warm cup of toddy is perfect for comforting you on cold winter days and is an excellent option if you’re not a huge fan of over-sweet drinks.