Christmas is a time for entertaining and festivities. We’re getting in the spirit of the season with these great Christmas cocktails. Perfect for winter, you’ll use the recipes over and over until the spring thaw.
1. Hot Buttered Rum. We love the recipe from Eugene Walter’s “The Happy Table of Eugene Walter: Southern Spirits in Food and Drink”. He describes it as “a great drink and positively remedial for folks with colds, influenza, or fatigue or after visits from cousins.” Believe me, we agree. (via Garden and Gun)
2. Eggnog . What would Christmas be like without a glass of eggnog? We’ve hunted high and low for the best eggnog recipes on the planet and our favorite to date comes from the Four Roses Life Magazine advertisement circa 1936. (via Bourbon Blog)
3. Wassail has been a traditional part of English Christmas celebrations since the 13th century. We’re down for any cocktail that incorporates the Southern favorite Madeira wine. (via Epicurious)
4. Brandy Milk Punch is milky decadence served cold. Leaning to the sweet side, this clever cocktail disguises the punch it packs, so it’s best served on a night when you’re sitting by the fire, watching the lights on your tree twinkle. (via Always Order Dessert)
What are your favorite Christmas cocktails?
Wassail image courtesy of agphoto/iStock