Fun Festive Drinks to Step Up Your At-Home Date Nights

Sometimes food gets all the fanfare around the holidays with Christmas cookies, delicious appetizers, and meaty main courses, but holiday drinks can be another part of the festive fun! We rounded up this list of 20 drink recipes to add to and aid in your holiday spirit, including boozy cocktails, mulled wine, creative hot cocoa options, and more.

And because we don’t want to leave the moms-to-be out of the festive fun, we’ve noted some adjustments to turn cocktails into mocktails without losing (all) the flavor. When I was pregnant, a faux cocktail and dessert became my wine substitute. Dessert on this list comes in the form of sweet, scrumptious beverages like reimagined eggnog, surprising smoothies, and haute hot chocolate (check out the red velvet recipe below). Yum and cheers!


1. Raspberry Mule Holiday Cocktail


2. Slow Cooker Spiced Wine

Source: Well Plated


3. Maple Ginger Hot Toddy


4. Holiday Cranberry Mimosas

*Make it a mocktail by using non-alcoholic sparkling wine


5. Easy Cranberry Margarita

Source: Isabel Eats


6. Grapefruit Bourbon Yule Mules


7. Warm Tea, Whiskey & Lemon Cordial Cocktail 


8. Cranberry Apple Cider Orange Sangria


9. A Long Winters Nap Bourbon Cocktail


10. Blackberry Fizz

*Make it a refreshing mocktail by omitting the vodka


11. Pomegranate Mojito


12. Hugo Cocktail

*Make it a mocktail by using non-alcoholic sparkling wine or omit the prosecco


13. Caramel Eggnog Chata


14. Vegan Tumeric Eggnog

*Reimagined without eggs or alcohol, so it’s pregnancy-friendly


15. Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Source: No. 2 Pencil


16. Gingerbread Smoothie


17. Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate


18. Red Velvet Hot Chocolate & Cream Cheese Whipped Cream


19. Dairy-Free Eggnog


20. Mexican Hot Cocoa

Source: Isabel Eats


This article was originally published on November 16, 2019 and has been updated for timelines. 


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