Alie + Georgia's Best Holiday Booze
These eight drinks from the cocktail mavens and best friends will spike up any holiday gathering, day or night.
Bourbon Cider Sipper
Nicely spiced and topped with a clove-studded apple slice, this wintry cocktail looks as festive as it tastes. Bourbon lovers will delight in the strong presence of the rich, smoky liquor.
Get the Recipe: Bourbon Cider Sipper
Orange Brandy Hot Chocolate
Orange and chocolate, a classic holiday-season flavor pairing, come together in a hot chocolate that's spiked thrice with citrus aromas: orange brandy, orange bitters and decorative, concentrated orange zest.
Get the Recipe: Orange Brandy Hot Chocolate
Gin and Cranberry Sauced
Turn the classic holiday poultry accompaniment into a cocktail that will –– heed this warning –– get you sauced. With plenty of gin and a dash of bitters, the cranberry-lime, rosemary-topped drink tastes like a festive Cosmo.
Get the Recipe: Gin and Cranberry Sauced
The Chosen Wine (Kosher Mulled Glogg)
Deeply hued (and flavored) kosher blackberry and red wines are quickly infused with a variety of seasonal spices and nutty amaretto liqueur for a full-bodied mulled beverage.
Get the Recipe: The Chosen Wine - Kosher Mulled Glogg
Spiced Bourbon Pumpkin Milkshake
If you enjoy your holiday-season pies spiked and sweetly spiced, this boozy pumpkin milkshake –– made with actual roasted or canned gourds –– is your ideal holiday drink (or drinkable dessert).
Get the Recipe: Spiced Bourbon Pumpkin Milkshake
Orange Clove Tequilarita (or "I Want Tequila My Relatives")
The anecdote to a houseful of guests and the stresses of hosting? A tequila-based cocktail tempered by a variety of fresh and liqueur-based citrus flavors. A clove simple syrup infuses the drink with wintry warmth.
Get the Recipe: Orange Clove Tequilarita (or "I Want Tequila My Relatives")
Choco Mocha Mint Cocktail
This chocolate liqueur-spiked coffee –– ideal for sipping by the fire on a wintry day –– gets its refreshing mint flavor from three sources: peppermint schnapps, crushed candy canes and fresh mint leaves.
Get the Recipe: Choco Mocha Mint Cocktail
Sugar Plum Wine Fairy
Sweet plum wine gets the sugar plum fairy treatment with the addition of honey, while its natural berry flavor is enhanced by mixing in fruity herbal tea. A lemon rind curl dangling over the mug's rim brightens the beverage.
Get the Recipe: Sugar Plum Wine Fairy