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)!

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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