Popular Christmas Drinks Recipes

There's a whole lot more than just eggnog when it comes to holiday drinks. Celebrate the Christmas season with white hot chocolate, apple sparklers, spiced Christmas tea, or one of our many other recipes for festive Christmas drinks.

Apple-Cinnamon Winter Sangria

Serve apple-cinnamon winter sangria at dinner parties throughout the holiday season for a simple, tasty cocktail.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Apple-Cinnamon Winter Sangria

Cinnamon-Pumpkin Toddy

All of your favorite flavors of fall┐from apple to pumpkin to cinnamon┐simmer in your slow cooker to create one comforting cocktail. Serve it fireside or at a holiday party.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cinnamon-Pumpkin Toddy

Cinnamon-Chocolate Egg Cream

This chocolaty drink is a festive dessert the whole family will love. Your kids will love the thick, foamy head that gives the egg cream its name (it doesn't actually contain eggs). Or for adults only you may find that a splash of whiskey gives this drink just the right finish.

From Parents

Cinnamon-Chocolate Egg Cream

Hot Chocolate

Our hot cocoa is rich and chocolaty without the overly sweet taste of some packaged mixes. We give it a luxurious froth with a whisk or blender--or use a cappuccino frother if you have one.

From EatingWell

Hot Chocolate

Spiced Hot Chocolate

This spiced hot chocolate warms you from within.

From EatingWell

Spiced Hot Chocolate

Lemon-Orange Fizz

This refreshing beverage adds sparkle to your summer evenings.

From EatingWell

Lemon-Orange Fizz

Spiced Hot Cider

For a nonalcoholic version, omit the applejack and schnapps and add 2 tablespoons cinnamon-flavored syrup, such as Torani brand.

From EatingWell

Spiced Hot Cider

Blueberry Ginger Bellini

Muddling is is a traditional bartending technique where herbs and/or fruit are crushed, releasing their full flavor into a cocktail. Here we muddle blueberries and ginger with sugar and lemon to add another dimension to our take on a bellini.

From EatingWell

Blueberry Ginger Bellini

Insane Candy Cane Cocoa

From Better Homes and Gardens

Insane Candy Cane Cocoa

Aztec Hot Chocolate

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Aztec Hot Chocolate

Bittersweet Hot Chocolate

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Bittersweet Hot Chocolate

Chocolate Chai

Chai (rhymes with tie), the centuries old spiced milk-and-tea drink with roots throughout the mid-East, has maintained worldwide popularity--in coffee shops, tea houses, and homes. This chocolate version is a taste variation from the original and makes enough to serve several guests.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chocolate Chai

Cranberry-Apple Tea

Serve this fruity hot drink at a Christmas or brunch or tree trimming party. For flavorful stirrers, add 4-inch lengths of stick cinnamon for each cupful.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cranberry-Apple Tea

Almond Cocoa

For extra-special hot chocolate, add a few drops of almond extract. Try other extracts too.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Almond Cocoa

Cranberry-Raspberry Spritz

Sparkle and flavor packs these glass-clinking drinks. They're designed to cheer the holidays.

From Midwest Living

Cranberry-Raspberry Spritz

Three-Way Cocoa

Keep the basic cocoa drink warm in the slow cooker, then let guests finish to their liking with cinnamon or coffee crystals.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Three-Way Cocoa

Frothy Mocha Seville

From Better Homes and Gardens

Frothy Mocha Seville

Spiced Cappuccino

In just 10 minutes you can make this classic Italian drink. And it tastes just like one from a cafe.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Spiced Cappuccino

Holiday Cider

This basic holiday drink recipe is also good for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or any fall celebration.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Holiday Cider

Mulled Cranberry Cider

This festive drink is a great starter recipe for dinner or brunch. Or serve for a simple evening of snacks and drinks with friends.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Mulled Cranberry Cider

Cranberry Sipper

A slow cooker brings make-ahead ease to this recipe. The combination of cranberry, raspberry, and apple juices and a spark of lemon mark this recipe as a spirited mix--with or without brandy or rum!

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cranberry Sipper

Citrus-Mint Drink

Start the holiday on a merry note with this refreshing sipper.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Citrus-Mint Drink

Ginger-Lemon Tea

This hot tea drink features fresh ginger, which infuses wonderful flavor and has a reputation for calming upset tummies.

From Diabetic Living

Ginger-Lemon Tea

Orange-Ginger Pomegranate Punch

From Better Homes and Gardens

Orange-Ginger Pomegranate Punch

Colonial Wassail Bowl

From Better Homes and Gardens

Colonial Wassail Bowl

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