Holiday Drink Recipes

Cocktail and Punch Recipes for New Years and Holiday Season

Mulled Wine
Melissa Spencer

From holiday punch to wassail, we have tasty drink recipes to wet your whistle! Invite your friends and family to share these fragrant and memorable brews.

Traditional Wassail 
For centuries, going back to Anglo-Saxon times, holiday revelers have wished each other, “Wes ha!”—Be Whole!—while sharing this drink. Wassail traditionally contained roasted apples, which would swell up and burst apart in the hot punch.

Light Wassail 
Even children will enjoy this spicy punch, which you can adopt as you wish. Taste as you go, adjusting the sugar, to find a mixture you especially like.

Mulled Wine 
This creates a delightful aroma. Use burgundy or any other full-bodied wine. Find a wonderful mulling kit in our online store!

Cranberry Punch 
Chill all the ingredients before making this festive punch recipe. If you prefer, use unsweetened cranberry/raspberry juice and sweeten to taste with superfine sugar.

Mulled Cider 
Hot cider fills the house with a delicious fragrance. Make it for brunch or just to have throughout a holiday.

Real Eggnog 
We get the word nog from noggin, a small, wooden cup that English tavern-owners used for serving drinks. Once you taste homemade eggnog, you’ll never again settle for the variety sold in cartons. 

George Washington’s Christmas Eggnog 
We think you’ll see why George’s eggnog really packs a punch! 

Non-Alcoholic Eggnog 
From the chef: “This recipe has been served by my grandmother every Christmas that I can remember. I’m spoiled on it now and cannot tolerate commercial eggnog. Enjoy!”

New Year’s Day Holiday Punch 
If you prefer, substitute ginger ale for the champagne.

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