5 Easy To Make Christmas Cocktails

We’ve left Halloween and Thanksgiving behind and now it’s time to start planning Christmas.

Here are 5 easy to make Christmas holiday cocktails to serve as the relatives and friends gather round.

Eggnog

Ingredients

  • 12 eggs
  • 3/4 c. superfine sugar
  • 1 p. cognac
  • 1/2 p. dark rum
  • 1 p. milk
  • 1/2 p. heavy cream
  • nutmeg

Directions

  1. Separate the eggs, putting aside the whites. Beat the yolks while slowly adding sugar. Beat until sugar is entirely dissolved.
  2. Slowly add cognac while stirring, then the rum.
  3. Stir in milk and heavy cream.
  4. Beat the whites until they stand on their own. Fold them into the mixture.
  5. Stir in grated nutmeg and serve.

Mulled Wine

Ingredients

  • 2 bottles dry red wine
  • 1/2 c. raw sugar
  • 2 star anise
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 lemon, peeled
  • 1 orange, juiced and peeled
  • nutmeg, grated

Directions

  1. Bring all ingredients except wine to a boil. Turn down to a simmer for 45 minutes (toss in a splash of wine if reduces too low).
  2. Add the wine and keep it on very low heat. (Tip: If you want something stronger, add a 1/2 cup of brandy.)
  3. Serve in glass mugs and garnish with fat orange twists.

Winter Margarita

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. reposado tequila
  • 1 oz. mezcal (like Del Maguey Vida)
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 3/4 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 egg white

Directions

  1. Shake ingredients without ice, then shake again with ice. Strain into a coupe glass and serve up with a salted rim.

Hot Buttered Rum

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. rum
  • 2 sugar cubes
  • 1 pat butter

Directions

  1. In a mug, dissolve the sugar in a little hot water, then add rum and unsalted butter. Fill the mug with hot water and sprinkle a little nutmeg on top.

Good Tidings

Ingredients:

• 1.5 oz vodka

• 1 oz cointreau

• 1 oz lemon juice

• 1 oz cranberry juice

• 1 bar spoon of allspice dram

Directions:

  1. Shake ingredients with ice. Strain into a Collins glass over ice and top with soda. Garnish with a lemon wheel studded with cloves.

 

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