The holidays are here, which means it’s officially party season. Every celebration—from big blowouts to small soirees—is made better with a well-mixed cocktail. And whether you like to toast to the season with traditional drinks or try new ones, we have the recipes that will keep you merry.
This creamy classic will be the star of any holiday party. Eggs, sugar, whole milk and heavy cream form a rich base that’s brought to life with a couple splashes of bourbon and spiced rum. Serve this big batch drink in a punch bowl with tea cups and freshly grated nutmeg for serving.
This sparkling cocktail will add some festive flair to any holiday brunch. And with only three ingredients, it’s perfect for even the busiest party planners. Just combine ginger ale, cranberry juice and Champagne and garnish with skewered sugared cranberries.
This Scandanavian classic is ideal for warming up on chilly holiday nights. Plus, the big-batch recipe is perfect for larger get-togethers. Simply simmer red wine, port, vodka, fruit, spices and sugar, let stand so the flavors can meld, then reheat and serve in mugs with raisins and sliced blanched almonds.
Rich, creamy and not too sweet, this Puerto Rican holiday cocktail is sure to please and could even work as a great gift. Just simmer sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, cream of coconut, vanilla extract and spices, then cool and stir in some rum. Transfer to bottles with a cinnamon stick and store in the fridge.
This cocktail takes all the fun of decorating a tree and brings them to the bar. Chilled, pine-infused vodka stars when mixed with soda water and cranberry juice. But the truly stunning part of this drink is its presentation: an ice-nestled ornament garnished with fresh pine and cranberries.