8th Day of Christmas // Holiday Beverage & Cocktail Recipes

Merry Christmas from the Millennial Homemakers! This year, we’re celebrating by bringing you the Twelve Days of Christmas. On the eighth day of Christmas, the Millennial Homemakers give to you - Holiday Cocktails and Mocktails! We’ll share some of our favorite Christmas-inspired beverage recipes (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)!

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Gingerbread Moscow Mules

Ingredients:

  • 1-½ oz vodka
  • ¾ oz ginger syrup (check out the recipe here)
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • ¼ tsp Gingerbread spice
  • ⅛ tsp molasses
  • 4 ½ oz club soda

Directions:

  • In a copper mug, mix vodka, syrup, lime juice, spices, and molasses.
  • Add crushed ice.
  • Top with club soda.

Cranberry Apple Cider

Ingredients:

  • 1 liter apple juice (unsweetened)
  • 2 cups orange juice (unsweetened)
  • 1 liter cranberry juice (unsweetened)
  • ½ cup sugar, stevia, or honey
  • 3 whole cinnamon sticks
  • ⅛ tsp ground cloves

Directions:

  • Add all ingredients to a slow cooker and stir.
  • Cook 3-4 hours on low.

Jingle Bell Punch

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 6 oz frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
  • 2 cups water
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 liters ginger ale, chilled
  • Sliced grapefruit, oranges, and frozen cranberries

Directions:

  • Combine lemonade, orange juice, cranberry juice, water, and sugar. Stir, then cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  • Add ginger ale and fruit. Serve.

Bourbon Milk Punch

Ingredients:

  • 1-½ oz Bourbon
  • 1 oz simple syrup (check out the recipe here)
  • 3 oz whole milk
  • 2 dashes vanilla extract
  • Nutmeg

Directions:

  • Combine bourbon, syrup, milk, and vanilla extract in a shaker over ice, and shake.
  • Strain over fresh ice in a large rocks glass.
  • Sprinkle nutmeg on top.

Cranberry Ginger Bellini

Ingredients:

  • 1-½ cups sugar
  • 1-½ cups cranberry juice
  • 2 cups cranberries
  • 4-5 sprigs rosemary
  • 2 tbsp sliced ginger
  • Chilled champagne

Directions:

  • In a small pot, combine sugar, juice, cranberries, rosemary, and ginger. Bring to a simmer and let simmer for about 30 minutes (until cranberries start to pop open).
  • Remove rosemary and mash cranberries.
  • Simmer for 15-20 minutes, until mixture is thick and syrupy. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of mixtures to champagne flutes. Top with champagne.

Drinkable Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients:

  • 15 oz canned pumpkin
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 4 cups milk

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker.
  • Cook for 3 hours on high.

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