Christmas is the perfect time to enjoy some warm drinks with family and friends. If you life in a region with snow during Christmas, you understand how amazing it can feel to come in from the cold outside and have a warm Christmas drink to warm your spirits.
If you do not live in a region where it is cold in winter, no worries. You can still enjoy these delicious drinks regardless. These recipes will help you bring Christmas into your house — no matter where you live.
How to use these during your parties
Make sure to plan ahead if you want to serve these drinks this Christmas. It may seem obvious, but keep in mind that you should:
- Plan ahead and know how many people you are serving
- Get all the ingredients in the right ratios
- Try making the drink once before the party to test it out
The following recipes are ones you should try this Christmas. While they are delicious, Christmas drinks are often not the healthiest. I recommend using these damage-control techniques to enjoy your delicious Christmas drinks without guilt (they work great for all the luxurious dinners too!).
1. Peppermint White Chocolate Hot Cocoa
Hot chocolate is perfect for cold winter days (and hot ones too). This recipe is a creative twist on the “regular” hot chocolate, combining white chocolate and mint in a lovely winter drink.
This drink fits perfectly with a cold afternoon, sitting next to the Christmas tree. Serve it with whipped cream on top for full deliciousness!
Find the full Peppermint White Chocolate Hot Cocoa recipe here.
2. Gingerbread Latte
This recipe takes two delicious things and mashes them together: latte and gingerbread. Not only that, it should take only 5 minutes to make.
Use this recipe to transform your regular teatime into a Christmas delight.
Find the full Gingerbread Latte recipe here.
3. German Glühwein
This drink is traditionally enjoyed in Germany and surrounding countries. It’s the grandfather of mulled wine. My family has been drinking it as a Christmas drink for as long as I can remember.
This drink is perfect as an aperitif before dinner, or after dinner while sitting on the couch.
Find the full German Glühwein recipe here.
4. Candy Cane Cocoa
Christmas makes many people think of hot chocolate and candy canes. Put them together and you get a perfect Christmas drink. This is the perfect drink to welcome you home from a walk in the forest or park.
Find the full Candy Cane Cocoa recipe here.
5. Swedish Glogg
Christmas is a time of tradition, but also discovery. Try this traditional Swedish cousin of mulled wine. It is made with stronger spirits though, so enjoy responsibly.
Find the full Swedish Glogg recipe here.
6. Hot Apple Cider
Hot cider is, to many people, a perfect companion for a winter’s day. This recipe uses maple syrup for an extra twist. If you want to go full apple this Christmas, combine it with a delicious, freshly-baked apple pie.
Find the full Hot Apple Cider recipe here.
7. Russian Friendship Tea
This tea combines the taste of oranges and spices for a warm drink that tastes of winter. Oranges and spices combine to form a perfect Christmas smell. If you have never tried this, try sticking a couple of handfuls of cloves into an orange and leave it in a room. It will soon smell like Christmas.
Find the full Russian Friendship Tea recipe here.
8. Candy Cane Cocktail
Throwing a cocktail party for Christmas? This candy cane-flavored cocktail is perfect to bring the Christmas theme to your party. For full effect, serve it with a candy cane!
Find the full Candy Cane Cocktail recipe here.
Featured photo credit: Candy Cane Cocoa via allrecipes.com