Thank goodness it’s Friday, am I right? Time to relax after the long work week, kick back and enjoy the pleasures of the weekend.
I’m not much of a drinker to be honest with you. I do enjoy going out to have a few drinks and a bite to eat (when that was a thing before 2020 arrived) but I’m not someone who actively goes to clubs on weekends (again, pre 2020…)
For Christmas though, I do like to get into the “spirit” (no pun intended) with a few adult beverages shared with family and friends. I even bought a local craft beer advent calendar for this month (more on that later). This year will be very different in terms of socializing, but if you’re home with some loved ones and want to get inspired to make some holidays adult beverages, here are a few drinks that I do enjoy making for myself and others over the holiday season!
(Spiked) Eggnog Latte
As a coffee lover, I love me a delicious latte. And during the Christmas season, I like to replace my milk for eggnog (when I can). I do switch between non-dairy and dairy eggnog so feel free to do the same! You can also use tea as a base instead of espresso or coffee. I love using eggnog in any way I can during Christmas (so stay tuned for a delicious eggnog-inspired recipe in a future Blogmas post!)
As well, if you’re into chai lattes, I recommend checking out Gimme Some Oven’s Chai Eggnog recipe… can I just say, yum?!
One of my favorite classic cocktails to drink is an Old Fashioned. It’s only a few ingredients, yet it packs an intense amount of flavor into such a simplistic drink. When I make mine, I like to roast the orange peel under a flame for a moment to open the pores and allow the aromatic notes of the orange to come through. It really adds to the presentation of the drink as well as the flavor.
You can never go wrong with a classic Old-Fashioned!
Mulled Wine (or Hot Apple Cider)
Because the two are made essentially in the same manner, I included them both here. I’ve made homemade hot apple cider before, but a spiked Hot Apple Cider over the holidays? YES! Definitely something I plan to make.
And actually, I’ve never tried mulled wine before (but I’m told it’s delicious!) Gimme Some Oven always has recipes I can count on over on their blog so this Blogmas, I plan on using this recipe to make a batch of mulled wine to try over the holiday season with my family and partner.
If you took the time to read this blog post, my heart is full. What are some of your favorite winter or Christmas cocktails? Let’s continue in the comments below (perhaps with a nice cup of coffee, heh.)
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Chat again tomorrow!