The best eggnog, punch, hot drinks, and more cocktails to make everyone's spirits bright.
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A combination of rums gives depth to this smoky make-ahead cocktail.
Scotch gets a crowd-pleasing boost from vanilla-cinnamon syrup and chai iced tea.
This citrusy and smoky tea punch is perfect for a holiday crowd.
This rich, citrusy drink will easily be the star of your holiday party.
This old-fashioned punch of brandy, rum, and lemon is a favorite at Sean Brock's Husk in Charleston, South Carolina.
Rum, cognac, and citrus juices get a fizzy boost from sparkling wine.
Fresh pineapple and orange brighten the flavors of cognac and sparkling wine.
Cardamom meets lemon, Black Grouse, and soda for a spicy, Scotch-based twist on a Tom Collins.
If you're used to thinking of rum punches as sugary and tropical, this will change your mind.
Aged rum, blood orange juice, and bittersweet Campari make a vivid red punch.
This tropical punch gets its flavor and fragrance from ripe fresh pineapple.
A tart, boozy, and spicy rum punch.
A heated mix of whiskey, citrus, and pomegranate juice.
Move over, whiskey. Averna is the star of this delicious hot toddy.
Combat cold days with smoky mezcal, herbal-anisey Green Chartreuse, ginger beer, and mole bitters.
Built on a base of fresh mint tea, this hot toddy is sweetened with ruby-hued cranberry syrup.
Hot buttered rum is even better with warm cider.
A warming bourbon and cider cocktail flavored with ginger liqueur and cracked black pepper.
An autumnal, pleasantly bitter batch of whiskey, Campari, and hot apple cider.
Warm white wine is delicious when steeped with honey, lemon, and cardamom.
This spicy, mezcal-spiked drink is inspired by traditional Mexican hot chocolate.
The ultimate spiked hot chocolate, flavored with espresso, Amaretto, and Irish whiskey.
Real butterscotch makes this spiked hot cocoa delicious.
Tequila and mint come together in this spiked hot chocolate.
A bold, tangy drink gussied up with ruby-red pomegranate and festive sparkling wine.
A sweet-tart autumnal cocktail dosed with a homemade shrub syrup.
This prep-ahead cocktail is a little tart, a little sweet, a little bitter, and full of herbal flavors.
Juicy apples meet bubbly Prosecco, rich sherry, and sweet orange liqueur in this cocktail.
An easy pitcher cocktail made with pomegranate and sparkling wine.
Watermelon rind finds a new life as a cocktail garnish in this sparkling sweet and spicy cocktail.
This drink has a touch of chamomile brightened by tangy tangerine juice and white balsamic vinegar.
Boozy white rum meets tart cranberry juice, bright orange zest, and a kick of ginger.
The caramel depth and toned-down tartness of seared lemon is a total game-changer in this gin drink.
A velvety roasted-pear purée is the key to this batched bourbon drink.
Sweet vermouth adds complexity to fresh apple cider in this low-alcohol cocktail.
This sparkling sangria makes use of the French aperitif Lillet Rosé, which comes already flavored with sweet and bitter orange peel and fruit liqueurs.
A rich, caramely variation sprinkled with chocolate-coated toffee candies.
Rum and Nutella are a match made in holiday heaven.
Allspice and coconut milk put a tropical spin on this creamy cocktail.
Scotch pairs nicely with light brown sugar in this slightly smoky variation.
Pumpkin, spice, and everything nice (like milk, cream, and brandy).
Swapping in some buttermilk and a bit of grated lemon zest lends a tangy finish to this twist on a classic eggnog.
Crispy bacon is a welcome addition to this bourbon-laced drink.
Crisp gingersnaps and warming ginger liqueur are sweet and spicy counterparts in this wintry cocktail.
A classic light and boozy eggnog.
Aguardiente brings this eggnog variation south of the border.
This Puerto Rican take on eggnog is refreshing, tropical, and pleasantly boozy.
Apple brandy meets Negroni.
A savory, smoky Negroni.
Americano meets Paloma.
Like a Christmas tree in a glass.
Rich hot cocoa gets a boozy, herbal touch with bittersweet Italian amaro and Angostura-spiced whipped cream.
The classic Christmas drink in jiggly jello-shot form.
Muddled fresh ginger and a splash of spicy bitters wake up sleepy amaretto.
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