Holidays are here! While you may have already planned your holiday meal, here are DK’s favorite holiday drink ideas. Some are low-cal, some are decadent but they are all delicious. Ring in the new year with one of these adult beverages!
Ingredients: Serves about 6-8 glasses
1 carton silk egg nog
1 cup pumpkin puree (pure pumpkin, not pie filling)
3/4 cup spiced rum (or less, feel free to play around with how strong you like it!)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
nutmeg and cinnamon to garnishand
Place pumpkin puree in a mixing bowl and gradually wisk in egg nog. Stir until there are no more pumpkin lumps. Add in rum and vanilla extract. Serve in glasses and top with nutmeg and/or cinnamon to garnish!
*Also delicious as a non-alcoholic drink, just skip adding the rum
Warm Cranberry Martini
3 cups cranberry juice
1 cup vodka
2 cups orange juice
1/2 cup sugar
Orange zest from 1 orange
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Fresh cranberries, for garnish
In a medium sauce pan add the orange juice, cranberry juice and sugar, heat over medium until sugar has dissolved stirring often. Remove from heat and add vodka, cinnamon, orange zest and lemon juice. Stir. To serve: Place a few cranberries in the bottom of a martini glass. Pour the warm-tini over the cranberries and enjoy! * Can also be served cold and/or non-alcoholic.
Mulled Chai Cider
4 chai tea bags
1 orange, zested
1 coffee filter
1 gallon apple cider
Rum for topping, optional
Place the zest in the bottom of a coffee filter and add the tea bags. Tie a piece of string or tea bag string around the coffee filter to make one large “tea bag” Heat the apple cider over medium-high heat, stirring while bringing the cider to a simmer. Add the coffee tea bag, lower the heat to medium-low and let steep for 30 minutes. Pour into cider mugs and top with 1 oz. rum if using. Cut the pith away from the orange used to zest and add a half moon to the rim of each glass.
What are your favorite holiday drink recipes? Share them here!