5 Super Simple, Super Delicious Holiday Cocktails (RECIPES INSIDE!)

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Sometimes, the best part of a Holiday Party is the drinks. Some of us may need them just to get through the party, and others may like to be the host (or hostess) with the most(ess) and prepare the most delicious cocktails for their very own Holiday parties. Whatever side of the party spectrum you may find yourself on this year, we’ve got you covered with the recipes for 5 super delicious Holiday Cocktails. Check them out below.

1. Hot Peppermint Rod

(…the name of this one is perfect for the motorcycle enthusiast!)

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Ingredients:

– Bartender spoon
– Vodka
– Peppermint schnapps
– Grenadine syrup
– Hot water
– Whipped cream
– Peppermint rod

Directions:

Fill Irish coffee mug with two parts vodka, two parts peppermint schnapps, two parts grenadine syrup (for color). Add hot water to fill mug and top with whip cream. Garnish with a peppermint rod and grenadine drizzled over the whipped cream.

2. Cranberry Hot Toddy

(…for the Vodka lover in your group!)

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Ingredients:

– 6 oz. cranberry vodka (I prefer Stoli)
– 1 pint cranberry juice
– 2 oz. fresh lemon juice
– 3 tsp. honey
– 6 dashes angostura bitters
– 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
– Cinnamon stick (garnish)

Directions:

In a medium sauce pan heat all the ingredients (except the vodka) to just about the boiling point. Let stand for 1 minute. Add cranberry vodka and stir. Pour into a heat-resistant cocktail glass and garnish with a strawberry.

3. Heath Bar Cocktail

(…for the candy lover in your family!)

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Ingredients:

– Cognac
– Coffee liqueur
– Almond liqueur
– Irish cream
– Chocolate (for garnish)

Directions:

Fill a shaker with ice, pour in 2 ounces of cognac, add equal parts of a coffee liqueur, an almond flavored liqueur, and an Irish cream. Shake it all together and strain it into shot glasses. Garnish with shavings of chocolate.

4. Warm Apple Pie Cocktail

(…because nothing is more American than Apple Pie….well, maybe the Harley Davidson is.)

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Ingredients:

– 6 oz. apple cider (heated)
– 2 oz. Tuaca liqueur
– Whipped cream
– Pinch of both cinnamon and nutmeg
– 1 cinnamon stick

Directions:

In a glass coffee mug or heat-resistant goblet, combine your heated cider and Tuaca. Top with whipped cream. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. Add cinnamon stick.

5. Classic Homemade Eggnog 

(…because it wouldn’t be Christmas without some spiked Eggnog)

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Ingredients:

– 6 large eggs
– 2 egg yolks
– 1/2 cup sugar
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
– 4 cups whole milk
– 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
– 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
– 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
– Whipped cream, for serving

Directions:

Combine eggs, egg yolks, sugar and salt in a heavy saucepan and whisk until well combined. Continue whisking while pouring milk in a slow, steady stream until completely incorporated. Set heat to low and cook slowly, stirring frequently, until the mixture reaches 160 degrees F and is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Strain mixture through a fine sieve to remove any bits of cooked egg. Add vanilla extract, cinnamon and nutmeg, stirring to combine. Chill overnight or up to 3 days in advance. Serve chilled with a dollop of whipped cream and grated nutmeg. Have a bottle of your favorite spirit on hand to customize your own spiked Eggnog Cocktail!

 

Tell us in the comments section below which cocktails you plan on making (or drinking) this Holiday season!

(All Recipes And Photos Courtesy Of HGTV)

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