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Hosting guests during the holiday season can be trying at times. Between meal prep, coordinating the out-of-towners, and making sure the house is pristine, some things you just don’t have much time for. Let us give you one less thing to worry about and share with you a few of our favorite quick, easy, and delicious holiday drink recipes that will satisfy any guest! Serve these individually or prep in a large batch if you’re expecting a crowd.

Cranberry Mimosas 

Ingredients: 1 lime, halved, 2 tbsp. sugar, 1c. sweetened cranberry juice, 1 bottle champagne, 12 fresh cranberries, 4 sprigs fresh rosemary


  1. Rub rims of champagne flutes with lime and dip in sugar. Pour 1/4 cup cranberry juice into each glass and top with champagne.
  2. Use a toothpick to poke a hole through cranberries. Thread rosemary skewer through cranberries and garnish mimosas.

Irish Coffee

Ingredients: 3 c. heavy or whipping cream, 7 tbsp. sugar, 1 c. Irish whiskey, 6 c. rich, hot brewed coffee, Grated nutmeg or ground cinnamon


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream and 3 tablespoons sugar until very soft peaks form (consistency should be just pourable). Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Heat 8 wineglasses by pouring very hot water into them. Drain water; add 2 tablespoons whiskey to each glass.
  3. Stir remaining 4 tablespoons sugar into coffee until dissolved. For each drink, fill glass with coffee to within 1 1/4 inch from top. Hold large spoon upside down over top of glass; gradually pour whipped cream over back of spoon onto coffee (cream should float on top, about 1 inch thick). Sprinkle with nutmeg or cinnamon, if desired.

Boozy Apple Cider

Ingredients: 1 gal. apple cider, 1 1/2 c. whiskey, preferably Fireball, 1/2 c. Caramel, 3 cinnamon sticks, plus more for garnish, 8 apples, lemon juice, for brushing


  1. In a Crock-Pot, combine apple cider, whiskey, cinnamon sticks, and caramel. Cook on low until warmed through, about 2 to 3 hours.
  2. Make apple cups (optional): Slice off the top of each apple. Use an apple corer to remove the inside of the apple until you’re about 1/2″ from the bottom of the apple. Squeeze lemon juice inside the apple cups to prevent apples from browning
  3. Ladle hot cider into cups. Garnish with cinnamon sticks, and serve immediately.


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