Holidays can be stressful, but sitting down at the end of the day with friends, family, and a festive cocktail (or a kid-friendly alternative) reminds us that holidays are about connecting. These delicious drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, are the perfect way to end the day.
1) Eggnog Mudslides
This festive twist on a classic cocktail from Lemon Tree Dwelling blends Kahlua, eggnog, and vodka, topped with whipped cream and ground nutmeg. It’s the perfect holiday dessert drink, and the simplicity makes it easy to serve to large groups of guests.
2) Grinch Hot Chocolate
This green Grinch hot chocolate from Cooking with Curls is sure to be a favorite with children—but for adults at the party, the recipe can be served naughty or nice. Ghirardelli white chocolate gives this hot chocolate a sugar cookie taste, and food coloring adds the classic Grinch color. Add peppermint Schnapps and vanilla vodka for the “naughty” version of this holiday treat, and serve in glass mugs for maximum impact.
3) Cranberry Apple Cider Moscow Mule
This refreshing take on a classic Moscow mule from Coffee and Crayons combines two favorite holiday flavors: cranberry and apple. Serve this drink in a copper mug, and add cinnamon sticks for stirring and an extra hint of cinnamon flavor.