Holiday Hangover: 5 Yummy Drinks To Ring In The Holidays!

It’s not winter yet but it might as well be. As soon as Halloween is over, you can practically hear those sleigh bells ring ominously in the distance. I am not a fan of winter (though you would think I would be, with my many layers of black), but what I am a fan of is excess, and winter is definitely the season of excess. I love excess food, excess gifts and, of course, excess liquor. The holiday season is prime drinking time, and there are plenty of fancy ways for you to feed your liquor cravings this season. Here they are, my top 5 drinks of the season. Ring in the holidays responsibly.

1. Hot and Sexy Apple Cider: Spiked Hot Apple Cider is such a classic, and it was one of the first fall drinks that I fell in love with, so I am going to share with you a surefire way to make a delicious alcoholic East Coast favorite.

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1 1/4 ounce(s) Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum

6 ounce(s) hot apple cider

1 tablespoon(s) sugar

1 tablespoon(s) cinnamon

As many ounces of whipped cream as you desire!

2. Bourbon Hot Toddy: It sounds like the drink of a lecherous old man but sometimes I can’t help but think that those old dudes have it right. Sitting around smoking cigars, drinking their bourbon and looking at hot women all day long? Sounds like the life! (We are pretty hot- they just can’t help themselves!). Let us take a page from Hugh Heff and give this fall drink a try.

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1 1/3 ounce(s) George Dickel bourbon

1 teaspoon(s) fine grain sugar

2 small cloves

1 1/2 ounce(s) boiling water

Enjoy with a cigar.

3. Hard Hot Chocolate: I doubt you need a recipe for this one as most anyone over the age of 18 has been spiking their hot chocolate for a few years. But perhaps this can inspire you beyond the usual peppermint hot chocolate schnapps (or god forbid, Whiskey spiked- let’s get a little original here).

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Make your Hot Chocolate as desired. After it is done, add the Bailey’s Irish Creme and wait until it is properly diluted into the drink, only then can you add the Jameson Irish Whiskey. Heat Guinness on the stovetop until it becomes a nicely warmed syrup and then add to make the most deliciously scandalous Hard Hot Chocolate ever!

4. Dirty Pumpkin Spice Latte: This is a relatively simple one but some seem a bit confused as to what liquor goes well with a pumpkin flavor. So here is a quick tutorial:

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Make a normal pumpkin spice latte BUT substitute coffee liqueur for normal coffee ingredient. Add dark rum as needed.

5. Sparkling Pear and Cranberry Absolut Tune Cocktail: My new favorite liquor is Absolut Tune! Absolut vodka bottled with champagne? I don’t know about you but this is exactly what I want in my version of heaven. Champagne cocktails are basically what the holiday season was made for, so here is one perfect way to use the new Absolut Tune in your fall drinks!

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2 tablespoons dry cranberries

1/2 cup organic pear nectar

32 ounces Absolut Tune

8 small sprigs fresh rosemary

Written by: Amanda Lang

 

 


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