Whatever cocktail you drink will help warm you up from the inside, but this time of year, we like the speed the process with a festive mug of something hot and boozy. Here are our favorite recipes for hot toddies, spiked cider, and cocoa with all the trimmings.
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Blended Scotch can be a very good buy, and it's great mixed with nutty sherry, spiced chai, and Angostura.
This holiday season, bring Scotch to the punch-bowl party with these nine star ingredients!
There have always been grenadines and margarita mixes for sale at the grocery store, but this new school of syrup makers are creating products that are so high-quality, that now, it's possible to easily make drinks at home that taste on par with what you will find in fancy cocktail bars.
We'll drink cocktails any time of year, but it's especially festive to celebrate the holidays with a communal bowl of punch or a big batch of eggnog. These delicious prep-ahead options take the stress out of hosting a party, and fill your guests with plenty of winter cheer.
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Punches tend to bring together an element of sour, a bit of sweetness, something boozy, and something weaker to carry the flavors through (and make sure people can drink cup after cup). That stretching element here is earthy, smoky Lapsang Souchong tea, which provides unusual depth without stealing the spotlight. The fact that you can (and should) do the majority of the work ahead of time is another holiday hosting bonus.
If you find yourself hosting a party this holiday season, surprise and delight your guests with this smoky tea punch.
I feel pretty strongly that hot toddies should not be an excuse to just take whatever brown spirit you have around the house and pour some hot water on it. You can do better.
Move over, whiskey, Averna is the star of this delicious hot toddy.
Only a short time ago, the notion of Scotch cocktails seemed a bit absurd to many drinkers—isn't Scotch supposed to be served neat? But as bartenders became acquainted with more affordable blended Scotches marketed for mixing, Scotch cocktails started popping up at bars across the country. Cognac is, in many ways, a similar case: a generally pricey spirit whose higher-end bottles are indeed best enjoyed straight, but whose more affordable brethren can shine when mixed. As we're seeing mixology-focused cognacs hit the market, perhaps the cognac cocktail is on the verge of a comeback.
In case you haven't yet found the signature Thanksgiving drink of your dreams, we wanted to offer a few more recipes for our favorites.
Whether you're hosting a huge party for Thanksgiving, having a few friends over in the days leading up to Turkeython, or just looking for some good drink ideas for a quiet November evening, I've got you covered.
I've paired pumpkin with a natural fall partner: apple cider vinegar. The flavors are pumpkiny with a hint of cinnamon and ginger to very gently remind you of pie season, without hitting you over the head with the Pumpkin Pie Spice flavors that are so common at this time of year.
There's a smart method for serving drinks to a crowd without a ton of fiddly prep and shaking each drink by hand, and it's not a compromise when it comes to flavor. Mixing up a big batch of a special DIY mixer in advance means you're ready to pour one delicious drink after another—or you can delegate the simple task to someone else while you finish up making that green bean casserole.
Incorporating the classic flavors of cranberry sauce--tart cranberries, the warm spice of orange zest, and a kick of ginger--this drink re-imagines the timeless flavors of the season.
The caramely depth and toned-down tartness of seared lemon is a total game-changer in this make-ahead gin cocktail that's great for crowds.
A velvety roasted pear puree is the key to this batched bourbon drink that says fall without screaming it.