The holiday season is upon us, which means it's time for evening soirees with friends and family designed to fill everyone with holiday cheer. Of course, no holiday get-together would be complete without the right wintry drink. Here are a few cocktail recipes that are sure to be the life of the party!
1. Eggnog. This classic dairy drink is made with milk or cream, sugar, eggs and brandy. Thick, sweet and delicious, it's the perfect way to warm up from the inside out on a cold evening. Feeling lazy? You can usually pick it up pre-made at the store - and it's available in non-alcoholic varieties for the kids, too.
2. Pumpkin pie martini. Nothing says early winter like pumpkin pie! This season, you can cut some of the calories out of this classic dessert by drinking it instead of eating it. Using pumpkin puree, cream, vanilla vodka and plenty of spices, you can create a martini so pretty it'll almost seem a shame to imbibe it - until you taste it, of course! Coat the rim with brown sugar and cinnamon for added sweetness and a homey touch.
3. Mulled wine. Not a fan of hard liquor? Don't worry - you can easily make your favorite red wine seasonally appropriate by adding spices like cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon. Heat it up over the stove and add a squeeze or two of fresh orange juice. Added bonus: your whole house will smell like the holidays.
Throwing a great winter bash can be done on a budget, too. For a great deal on all of your holiday drinks, make sure to use a Merwin Liquors promotion code.
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