Hot Holiday Drinks

Stay toasty this holiday season by cozying up indoors with warm winter beverages.

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Mulled Red Wine Sangria

You need only a handful of ingredients to make this cozy winter cocktail. Orange juice, brandy, sugar and citrus peels infuse red wine with flavor and add vibrant contrast to the ruby-hued beverage.

Get the Recipe: Mulled Red Wine Sangria

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 aroma: orange brandy, orange bitters and decorative, concentrated orange zest.

Get the Recipe: Orange Brandy Hot Chocolate

Mulled Cider

Nigella's cider is simmered with spices and spiked with rum for a perfect seasonal sip.

Get the Recipe: Mulled Cider

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 with a fruity herbal tea. A lemon rind curl brightens the beverage dangling over the mug's rim.

Get the Recipe: Sugar Plum Wine Fairy

Hot Cocoa

Alton Brown's hot cocoa is artfully dark and delicious, and thanks to a powdered-milk base, it will keep indefinitely in an airtight container in your pantry.

Get the Recipe: Hot Cocoa

Rum Hot Toddy

Sweetened with honey and a pinch of cinnamon sugar, a rum hot toddy is the perfect drink to welcome your holiday guests as they come in from the cold.

Get the Recipe: Rum Hot Toddy


Toast to good health this holiday season with the spiced mixture of ale, apple and Madeira. Wassail was a popular holiday beverage during the Middle Ages and translates in Old English to that very blessing.

Get the Recipe: Wassail

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

Spiced Cabernet

Full-bodied red wine like Cabernet stands up to the flavors of orange, cinnamon and clove.

Get the Recipe: Spiced Cabernet

Mulled Cider

Kelsey Nixon sweetens her mulled cider with maple syrup, adding an extra layer of fall flavor to the family favorite. Add a splash of rum or bourbon for a more grown-up take.

Get the Recipe: Mulled Cider

Apple Toddy

Boost the flavor of this cider-based cocktail by adding cinnamon sticks and clove-studded orange wedges.

Get the Recipe: Apple Toddy

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Traditional Mexican hot chocolate was whisked with a special wooden tool called a molinillo. Michael Chiarello suggests using a whisk or blender to make it light and foamy before serving.

Get the Recipe: Hot Spiced Mexican Hot Chocolate with Ice Cream Dusted with Chili Powder

Homemade Eggnog White Chocolate Hot Chocolate

Double your holiday pleasure with a mug of this recipe, which combines two favorite seasonal beverages. Made from chunks of white chocolate and filled with plenty of warm, seasonal spices, this drink has everything you need.

Get the Recipe: Homemade Eggnog White Chocolate Hot Chocolate

The Chosen Wine - Kosher Mulled Glogg

Deeply hued (and flavored) kosher red and blackberry 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

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Warm up with a rich cup of cocoa that's spiked with a few drops of peppermint oil.

Get the Recipe: Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Frothy Hot White Chocolate

We’re dreaming of a white Christmas — a white-chocolate Christmas, that is. A mug of Bobby Flay’s frothy white cocoa is the perfect drink for sipping on a lazy winter day.

Get the Recipe: Frothy Hot White Chocolate

Atole de Calabaza (Pumpkin Atole)

This Mexican pumpkin drink — flavored with aromatic spices like anise, allspice and clove — is served for Dia de los Muertos traditionally, but it can be enjoyed for breakfast any day.

Get the Recipe: Atole de Calabaza (Pumpkin Atole)

Tiffani's Hot Toddy

Tiffani Thiessen adds a unique, soothing twist to the traditional hot rum drink with lavender honey and dried lavender.

Get the Recipe: Tiffani's Hot Toddy