7 Cocktails to Get You into the Holiday SpiritJBF 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.
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.
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.
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."
Champagne, gin, and lemon juice come together for an effortlessly celebratory classic.
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