Top 10 Holiday Drinks to Try This Year

These holiday drinks are sure to warm up your guests this season! We have nonalcoholic drink recipes and boozier versions for punch, tea, coffee, cocoa, and more.

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    Eggnog Punch

    This spiced holiday cocktail stars cinnamon and creamy vanilla ice cream. You'll have plenty to go around, since it makes 24 servings. For a festive stir stick, garnish each cup of this Christmas punch with a candy cane!

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    Double Hot Chocolate

    After a day of building snowmen or rushing through the flurries to deliver gifts, warm mugs of Christmas hot chocolate are a must. This recipe uses both semisweet and bittersweet chocolate, so it's extra rich and velvety.

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    Peppermint-Eggnog Punch

    The pale pink color of this minty holiday drink is sure to attract your guests' attention. Make it boozy with rum, or leave the liquor out for a family-friendly, nonalcoholic punch.

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    Hot Scarlet Wine Punch

    Made with white wine and cranberry juice, this Christmas hot drink simmers in your slow cooker with a homemade spice bag of cinnamon and cloves. No need for candles—your house will be filled with the aroma of these spices! Decorate each glass with a cinnamon stick skewered with cranberries.

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    Winter Fruit Sangria

    Sangria is often thought of as a summer drink. Make it into a holiday cocktail instead by flavoring the wine with dried figs, cranberries, and raisins.

    Tip: Make this recipe up to 24 hours in advance and chill in the fridge until you're ready to serve.

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    Ginger Cider Spritzer

    Keep a couple of nonalcoholic drink recipes on hand so the kids can join in on the toast, too! (Although after trying this fizzy spritzer, you might just want to drink it all yourself.) As an added bonus, the ginger syrup for this recipe stays good in the fridge for up to two weeks. How's that for planning ahead?

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    Ruby Cocktail

    This brightly colored holiday cocktail will have everyone saying "cheers!" right away. Pink prosecco, grapefruit juice, and tangerine vodka imbue the beverage with lots of zesty citrus flavors. Dip the rims of the glasses in red sugar to match this ruby-colored drink.

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    Blushing Maple Cocktail

    Bourbon and maple are a classic pairing in holiday drinks. Try something new by adding muddled kumquats, cranberries, and rosemary to the mix. Your guests will appreciate these fresh, citrusy notes.

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    Whiskey Beet Cocktail

    Hold up. Whiskey and beets? Impress your guests with your mixology skills by shaking up a whiskey cocktail made with a beet sage shrub, an old-school syrup, and a vinegar mixer. The result is a tart, refreshing holiday drink.

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    Mexican Hot Coffee Cocktail

    This Christmas hot drink packs plenty of calor (heat). Cinnamon and ground ancho pepper give this strong coffee beverage its bite. To serve, drizzle chocolate syrup in the bottom of each mug. Top with homemade coffee-flavored whipped cream and chocolate-covered coffee beans for even more of an espresso kick. 

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    Crowd-Pleasing Holiday Casserole Recipes

    Beat the chaos of the holidays with a delicious, hearty casserole recipe (or two). Casseroles are easy to make ahead, and you can save the leftovers for dinner the next day. We've picked our favorite cozy casseroles so there's something for everyone, including cheesy pasta bakes, classic tuna casserole, and green bean creations.
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