So you've finished planning your holiday menu, but what about the drinks? We've gathered up a healthy-ish mix of some classic recipes to liven up your festivities — or use this list as inspiration to concoct your own signature cocktails. Get ready to be the most popular host this holiday season with the best libations in town.
1. Eggnog by Sharon Tyler Herbst
OK, OK, so eggnog isn't technically a cocktail, but we thought this holiday favorite deserved a place on our list. Our recipe has a creamy texture with a hint of spice and warmth from the brandy.
Per serving: 358 calories, 5g saturated fat, 18g carbohydrates, 12g protein, 0g fiber
2. Mint Julep by Christopher Idone
With just four ingredients, this is a quick and easy drink option. Add fresh mint sprigs for extra flavor and an elegant look.
Per serving: 125 calories, 0g saturated fat, 2g carbohydrates, 1g protein, 2g fiber
3. Hot Spiked Cider by Nick Mautone
Sipping this hot rum drink will warm you up on a cold winter's night, and fill the air with the rich aroma of apple and cinnamon.
Per serving: 399 calories, 0g saturated fat, 45g carbohydrates, 1g protein, 2g fiber
4. Old-Fashioned by Nick Mautone
For your guests with a sweet tooth. The drink's base is maraschino cherries, which lends it a beautiful holiday-red color.
Per serving: 221 calories, 0g saturated fat, 3g carbohydrates, 0g protein, 0g fiber
5. Ginger Champagne Cocktail by Arlen Gargagliano
This celebratory drink has a distinct and unique flavor. You can serve it with brunch or appetizers, or as an after-dinner treat.
Per serving: 121 calories, 0g saturated fat, 4g carbohydrates, 0g protein, 0g fiber
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