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7 Cocktails to Get You into the Holiday Spirit

JBF Editors

December 11, 2017


No chestnuts roasting on an open fire? No Jack Frost nipping at your nose? No worries. Just mix up a pitcher (or two) of one of these Yuletide-evoking drinks and you and your guests will be in the holiday spirit in no time.

Mary Rockett's Milk Punch 
Apparently folks in the 18th century also needed a little tipple to get through the holidays. This traditional recipe, adapted by cocktail expert David Wondrich, dates back to 1711.

Cardamom Old Fashioned
A subtle riff on the classic cocktail staple, this version uses maple syrup and cardamom bitters for a warming, fragrant antidote to winter doldrums.

Negroni Sbagliato
It's no secret that everyone loves a negroni. Pro tip: just dress up your go-to drink for the holidays with a festive splash of bubbly. 

Le Père-Bis
Leave it to acclaimed mixologist Jim Meehan, of the Beard Award–winning PDT, to create a decidedly sophisticated hot toddy, anchored by Scotch, chamomile tea, honey, and a hint of floral St-Germain. 

Gin-Gin Mule
This vibrant, ginger-spiked cocktail created by the legendary Audrey Saunders is one of the Pegu Club's signature drinks.

Hot Spiced Wine
As James Beard himself said, "cold-weather celebrations and holidays call for a huge punch bowl of hot spiced wine to enliven the festivities."

French Seventy-Five
Champagne, gin, and lemon juice come together for an effortlessly celebratory classic.

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