Christmas Drinks

Make the season a little merrier with eggnog, mulled cider, and other festive drinks.

Snow Flake Cocoa

Photo by ONIOND

It’s a rich, indulgent favorite, and Christmas wouldn’t be the same without it.

Some eggnog recipes contain raw eggs. If you’re concerned about safety, purchase pasteurized eggs or heat the eggnog mixture to pasteurize them yourself. Eggs need to reach a temperature of 160 degrees F (71 degrees C).

  • Beat the eggs in a saucepan with the sugar and milk or cream called for in your recipe. Sugar has an insulating effect, and will help prevent the eggs from coagulating in the heat.
  • Stir the mixture constantly over low heat until it thickens slightly and coats the back of a wooden spoon.
  • Use an instant-read thermometer. When the mixture reaches the correct temperature, immediately place the pan in a bowl of cold water to stop the cooking.
Frothy Eggnog

Photo by Lillypurrs23

Hot Chocolate
Hot chocolate, hot cocoa…we have recipes for classic winter warmers–and some with a twist.

Candy Cane Cocoa

Photo by Holiday Baker

Coffee Drinks
Gingerbread lattes, peppermint mochas–spice up your cup of joe this season.

Brown Sugar-Caramel Latte

Photo by House of Aqua

Mulled Cider
Fill the house with the aroma of hot spiced cider.

Hot Apple Cider

Photo by LilSnoo

Wassail and Punch

Traditionally made with ale, wassail can also be made with fruit juices.

Christmas Wassail

Photo by Mi ~ (a PRO at) Being Mi

Champagne Cocktails

Simple, sophisticated champagne cocktails make holiday parties festive.

Holiday Mimosa

Photo by Katie S