Big-Batch Winter Drink Recipes
Cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves are some of the secrets to this red wine’s perfect-for-winter flavor. The other secret? The fact that it’s served warm.
Believe it or not, this punch is based on a liqueur that French monks have been distilling for centuries. Chartreuse is made from more than 130 herbs; you could claim this punch will help you (and your guests) fend off winter flus and colds.
Spiced Rum Punch
Pineapple juice, lime, and rum take taste buds to the tropics. A hint of cinnamon spices things up and keeps this punch true to the season.
Winter Fruit Sangria
Who said sangria is just for summer? Give this favorite a winter spin; our recipe features apple as well as citrus, and warming brandy along with red wine. We think it should be a year-round staple.
A little simple syrup sweetens this vodka-based punch and balances out the tart flavors of pomegranate and cranberry. It would be a super festive addition to any holiday menu.
When you're looking to please a crowd, it's hard to go wrong with a classic drink like a whiskey sour.
Mulled Cranberry Cocktail
Skip the tea with dessert and treat party guests to post-dinner cocktails. Double -- or triple -- this recipe; make it ahead and reheat just before serving. It's sweet enough to serve as dessert, but don’t let that deter you from serving pie and cookies, too!
Chai-Spiced Cider Spritzers
Nothing says winter quite like a warm, comforting cup of chai. Combine the spices with apple cider and maple syrup for a new cold-weather classic.
Spiced Chocolate Eggnog
A holiday party without eggnog is, well, not really a holiday party at all, is it? Put a fresh twist on this classic by making a batch of chocolate 'nog. Our recipe has a rich Mexican slant; the creamy cocoa cocktail is spiced with a little chile. Ready for more? Don't miss the rest of our holiday eggnog recipes.
Spiced Pomegranate Punch
Apple cider, along with cinnamon and ginger, is the key to this warm punch that will instantly winterize any soiree.
Delicately flavored and subtly fragrant, this floral punch gets its bright color from cranberry juice. It's sophisticated, easy to make, and just the thing for your next party.
This creamy cocktail pairs rum with coconut milk, evaporated milk, and cream of coconut for a combination guests will find satisfyingly rich (but not so rich that they won't be tempted to help themselves to a second glass).