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Seasonal Spirits: 3 Drinks To Make For The Holidays

how to make mulled wine
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* Add a festive touch to your drinks and cocktails this season
* Easy-to-make recipes using ingredients you have at home
* Try these as a warm and soothing drink with dessert

Let your guests bring wine to dinner, then surprise them with one of these holiday cocktails after the meal. These three options are easy to make, and they make a sweet and warm treat for the holidays – and all through the winter season.

You’ll probably have most of these ingredients lying around your cupboards. For the alcohol, no need to search around your local liquor stores. Order it online at Drizly and they’ll deliver it straight to your door in time for your next party. (The prices for alcohol on Drizly are often cheaper, too).

1. Cocoa Buie II

cocoa drambuie cocktails

What You’ll Need:
2 parts Drambuie
9 parts Hot Milk
3 tbsp Hot Cocoa mix
1/8 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/8 tsp Kosher Salt
Optional Garnish with miniature marshmallows

Method:
In a saucepan, combine all ingredients and warm over medium heat. Stir slowly until simmering. Serve hot.

  

2. Mulled Wine

how to make mulled wine

What You’ll Need:
8 parts Drambuie
1 bottle (750 ml) Red Wine-Suggest Cabernet Sauvignon
2 parts Honey
1 Spearmint-Peppermint Tea Bag
Peel of ½ Grapefruit
Peel of 1 Orange
2 tbsp Fresh Grated Ginger
½ tsp Whole Juniper Berries
½ tsp Whole Allspice Berries
½ tsp Whole Peppercorns
1 Cinnamon stick
Serve in Irish Coffee Mug (we like this set of mugs here )

Method:
With a mortar and pestle grind the berries and pepper corns and add to a sauce pan. Add all other ingredients to the sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and let stand for 1 minute. Strain and serve. If not hot enough, bring back to a simmer. Serve hot.

  

3. Hot Honey Butter

hot honey butter seasonal drinks

What You’ll Need:
2 parts Drambuie
1 Heaping tbsp Natural Apple Butter
½ tbsp Unsalted Butter
6 parts Steamed Whole Milk (Or choice milk-base)
1 small pinch Kosher Salt
1/8 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/8 tsp Ground Nutmeg
Garnish with steamed milk foam and Cinnamon Stick
Serve in small mug/teacup

Method:
Steam milk, apple butter and spices together until hot. Double-strain into cup over butter. Stir in Drambuie. Top with additional milk foam.

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