Traditional Holiday Drinks: Eggnog Plus

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Nothing brings in Holiday Cheer like a foamy, creamy eggnog drink. Whether it’s alcoholic or non, the taste and satisfaction is undeniable. Here are some basic eggnog recipes and variations to add the yum factor to your holiday get-togethers.

 

 

Whattodrink.com offers the basic eggnog recipe made with sugar, eggs, cream, brandy, rum, vanilla and nutmeg. But then they go all wild and crazy and add ingredients such as apricots and coconut, cherries and bananas to make your holiday offering really special.

Doesn’t Hot Buttered Rum sound delicious? Try The Food Network’s recipe which includes brown sugar, salt and honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and rum. Garnish it with whole cinnamon sticks.

Make a Candy Cane Twist. This unique drink is made with schnapps, vodka and grenadine plus lemon lime soda and cranberry juice. Each glass is rimmed with crushed candy canes.

Hot Apple Cider drinks are always a holiday favorite. Try this recipe which includes real maple syrup, cinnamon sticks, allspice berries and orange and lemon peel.

Haven’t found a favorite yet? Here are ten holiday drink recipes with everything from mulled wine to La Vie en Rouge. Happy Holidays!