16 Amazing {real food} Holiday Beverage Recipes You Must Try

Welcome, my friends, to the first post of a week long series, the Holiday Recipe Round Up!
Last week I asked for your best holiday dishes and holy crap: You delivered! I was honestly so overwhelmed by your generous response and incredible recipes that I decided to go ahead and spread the Christmas cheer – rather than select just 10 in each category, I included them all! Ho Ho Ho!

If you missed the opportunity to submit your best drink recipes, never fear! There’s a linky tool at the bottom of the features where you can include your posts now!

Speaking of categories, here’s the lo-do: Each day this week we’ll focus on a particular course of your upcoming Christmas meals by featuring your “must-try” recipes of the season. That means 7 full days of December deliciousness with top 10 lists, top 20 lists, top 16 lists, you get the idea. So if you’re unsure about what to serve your party guests in the coming weeks, want to spread some Christmas cheer or just plain want to ogle some pretty incredible food porn, this is the place to be! Here’s what you can expect over the next 7 days:
And now, onto the first! Beverages! Outside the snow is falling and friends are calling “you hoo” .. Actually, they’re calling top me up, bitch! I’m thirsty! So how about I be a good hostess and start pouring? I’ll start us off:

vodka cocktailKristy’s Cold Weather Cocktail


Hot Spiced Cider Toddy c/o Salted Plates

Super Simple Hot Chocolate c/o Food Savvy

dove 3 HB
Shelby’s Boozy Hot Chocolate Warm Up c/o The Life & Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch

Pear & Sparkling Cider Holiday Cocktail c/o Style Me Pretty 

Homemade Kombucha with Cranberry & Orange c/o Stupid Easy Paleo

Gingerbread Spiced Coffee c/o Stupid Easy Paleo

Cinnamon Bun White Hot Chocolate c/o Tara’s Multicultural Table 

Italian Hot Chocolate with Whipping Cream c/o Tara’s Multicultural Table

Chocolate Caramallow Cocktail c/o Shake Bake & Party

Luxurious Egg-Nog c/o djfoodie

Lightened Up Egg-Nog c/o Curious Cuisiniere  

What’s filling your glass this holiday season? How about right now? Bottoms up, cheers & happy Christmas!

If you missed the opportunity to be showcased here, link up below! 
I want your BEST holiday cocktails and sips!

And of course, come back tomorrow to see the Top Appetizers & Snacks! 

9 Responses to 16 Amazing {real food} Holiday Beverage Recipes You Must Try

  1. Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere December 2, 2013 at 1:28 PM #

    What a great roundup of drinks I have GOT to try this year! Thanks for including our Lightened Up Eggnog!

    • Kristy Gardner December 2, 2013 at 2:04 PM #

      Thank YOU for contributing Sarah!! (I think we should start a 1-800-Hangover line, hahaha – too many great drinks!!)

  2. foodonfifth.com December 2, 2013 at 2:08 PM #

    Kristy what a timely post! All these “Holi-days” upon us and I can rest easy as I have lots of cocktails, libations and liquados to add to my own growing repetoire of liquid relaxers. Stay warm and wonderful.

  3. Tamara @ Oh Lardy December 2, 2013 at 2:10 PM #

    We have a great egg nog recipe that just went live today!


  4. beyond the peel December 2, 2013 at 4:34 PM #

    OMG! Awesomeness. There’s not a single one I wouldn’t want to dive into. Great roundup Kristy. I can’t wait to see what the new site looks like. Very very exciting.

  5. Laura Downs December 2, 2013 at 6:10 PM #

    That pear and sparkling cider look divine (do you think you could it with champagne too?) I look forward to see the other roundups this week.

  6. Jason December 2, 2013 at 7:30 PM #

    Would love to try all of these! I usually have a nice glass of wine when I’m not enjoying an Egg Nog laced with Appleton Spiced Rum. :)

  7. Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets December 2, 2013 at 11:35 PM #

    Oh My Gawd. I want to dive head first into this deliciousness. Seriously, I want all of them in no particular order.

  8. Angela @ Shake Bake and Party December 3, 2013 at 1:39 AM #

    What a lovely bunch of beverages! I especially like the mulled wine that is good for my immune system (as if I needed another reason to drink wine!) Thanks for including my Caramallow Cocktail!!

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