10 Festive Holiday Drinks

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10 Festive Holiday Drinks
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From a citrusy gin cocktail to classic, creamy egg nog, here are 10 festive holiday drink recipes to keep the party going this holiday season.  

As always, our hope with roundups like this is to create a list of the absolute most wonderful, simplest, most user-friendly and crowd-pleasing recipes that exist for any given category. Whether you need something to serve at a party or are just want to mix up a holiday cocktail at home, we know that something on our list of 10 festive holiday drinks will hit the spot. 

We have scoured the internet—truly, all the blogs—and even our own tried and true recipe box to put together the most trustworthy list of festive holiday drinks for every occasion. From warm, wintery cocktails to fun and fizzy low-alcohol tipples, and even giftable DIY drinks, we’ve got you covered. 

10 Festive Holiday Drinks

Without further ado, here are our top 10 festive holiday drinks:

  • Mulled Wine is one of the easiest recipes we have on the blog, and makes any party or cozy evening at home just a bit merrier.
  • This Eggnog Recipe just gets better with age. Savor it right after your make it, or in a few months, when its peak creamy complexity has been achieved.
  • We love to drink this Chai Tea Concentrate warm. Perfectly sweet and spicy, every busy, bustling December day should end on this note.  
  • Hunting for a new holiday tradition? We suggest this bright, refreshing Grapefruit Cardamom Gin Fizz. Tart, bubbly and botanical, it’s fast becoming our favorite festive holiday cocktail.
  • This Christmas Punch is bursting with flavor thanks to bright, wintery pomegranates, oranges and cranberries. Make an alcohol-free version for the kids table, and add some sparkling wine to a second batch for the grown ups. 
  • Make this boozy Hot Chocolate for a special night at home with a loved one! Drink it now—thank us later.
  • Sparkling and festive, this ruby-red Holiday Sangria brims with yuletide cheer.
  • Luxuriously rich and creamy, this whiskey-spiked homemade Irish Cream is perfect for gifting, and for warming your loved ones from the inside out.
  • By popular demand, we’ve now been making this Hot Buttered Rum Batter every year for the past ten years! It’s the best batter to use for absolutely rich and decadent hot buttered rum! Plus, you can make it way ahead of time—store it in the freezer for up to three months. 
  • Heady with the classic winter scent of apples and spice, this easy Wassail recipe is the perfect addition to any holiday party.  

A little cocktail (or mocktail) always seems to turn a get together into a true party—if you mix up one (or all!) of the drinks from this 10 festive Holiday Drinks list, we’d love to hear about it! Be sure to tag @themodernproper and hashtag #themodernproper on Instagram to share where you found the recipe. Happy drinking!

10 Festive Holiday Drinks