Best Sipped Out of a Mug: Warming Holiday Cocktails — Fall Fest
When the weather outside is frightful and there's a party happening indoors, you better bet that holiday cocktails will be in high demand. Grab a mug and stir together comforting spiked cocktails that are brimming with holiday flavor and perfect for winter entertaining.
For a double dose of warmth, stir together a holiday classic. Rachael Ray's Hot Buttered Rum (pictured above) is a toasty drink simmered with spiced rum, real butter, dark brown sugar and loads of spices (think cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg). Serve with cinnamon sticks and watch guests drink it by the ladleful.
A simple glass of wine would surely do the trick, but Ina Garten's warming Mulled Wine does it even better. Bring red wine to a boil with apple cider, honey, orange juice and spices for a crowd-pleasing drink worthy of a toast.
It wouldn't be Christmastime without at least one good swig of old-fashioned Eggnog. Alton Brown's adults-only recipe may not be hot in temperature, but with a little bourbon, it will radiate warmth with every sip. For even more holiday flavor, freshly grated nutmeg will make the difference.
With a foamy texture from beaten eggs and a sweetness from brown-sugar-baked apples, Alton's Wassail is a hot mulled cider that can warm up even the most-avid caroler.
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