Traditional Christmas Cocktails For The Holidays

Traditional Christmas Cocktails for the Holidays

Making the holidays bright with a sip

Nothing spreads cheer quite like these traditional Christmas cocktails that are perfect for the holidays.

Traditional Christmas Cocktails For The Holidays

No holiday gathering is complete without a signature cocktail or two. Luckily, the holidays are full of traditional cocktails from around the world for you to enjoy. These recipes are sure to warm and delight your spirits.

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Super Tasty Irish Coffee to get you through Winter

Super Tasty Irish Coffee

Warm Cocktails for the Winter Win

It’s cold outside. Let’s get cozy and we’ll show you how to whip up this super tasty Irish Coffee!

Super Tasty Irish Coffee to get you through Winter

As soon as Christmas lights go up, we whip out the hot cocktails. From toddies to coffee cocktails, winter opens up a new world of warm and sometimes chocolatey cocktails, and this Irish Coffee recipe is one of my absolute favorites.

The Irish coffees I’ve had in the past have always been made with either dark or medium roast coffee. Sometimes, I think the dark roast is better offset by sweet whipped cream than the medium roast. So for this recipe, I’ll give you the option to try it with either dark or medium roast. I typically like my coffee high test, but I experimented using a dark chocolate infused coffee and it was phenomenal.

Floating heavy cream on Irish coffee can take some practice to make it “picture perfect.” So don’t fret if it doesn’t look like the pictures do. If the heavy cream is whipped properly it will float. It took me a few tries to get it right and for it to not just fall in like a creamer. To do it, gently spoon on the whipping cream, making sure to get it about an inch thick. You can do it, I believe in you.

Now let’s show you how you make this super tasty Irish Coffee recipe!

Irish Coffee

Yields: 1 Serving

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 4 Ounces Fresh Coffee [Either Medium or Dark Roast]
  • 1¾ Ounces Irish Whiskey
  • 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • Heavy Cream, Lightly Whipped
  • Chocolate Powder for Garnish
  • Cinnamon Stick for Garnish

Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Irish Coffee Glass
  • Spoon

Preparation

Irish Coffee: Pour piping hot coffee into an Irish Coffee glass until it is about ¾ of the way full. Sprinkle in 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, and stir until completely dissolved. Add in the whiskey, and float the lightly whipped heavy cream to top it off. Garnish with chocolate powder and cinnamon stick if desired. Enjoy!

Nutritional Content

1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 210 Fat (g) 9 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Cholesterol (mg) 0 Carbohydrates (g) 8 Dietary Fiber (g) 0 Total Sugars (g) 8 Protein (g) 0 Sodium (mg) 3

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How to make Classic Hot Buttered Rum

Make this Delicious Classic Hot Buttered Rum

Cold nights wouldn’t be the same without it

There’s nothing that quite spells out Fall and Winter like good ol’Hot Buttered Rum. This classic recipe for Hot Buttered Rum will surely brighten up the coldest nights.

Make this Delicious Classic Hot Buttered Rum

When you think of cold Fall and Winter nights, Hot Buttered Rum often comes to mind [at least if you grew up in the cold nights of the Northern States that is]. Hot mulled ciders and buttered rums are pretty much a staple nightcap in some places.

Butter and rum might seem like an odd combination, but this classic drink has been enjoyed in the Great White North for a very long time and it sometimes gets a bum rap. It’s not everyone’s cup of Hot Toddy. Nonetheless, it has been and will continue to be a favorite of cold weather lovers everywhere.

We are definitely not fans of the recipes that have a dollop of butter plopped right in the mug. That just spells out a goopy mess of ick as you are sipping. It’s why we definitely recommend using a batter instead of straight butter. This recipe for Hot Buttered Rum Batter comes to us from Tracy at The Kitchen is My Playground. It is a much better way to make this hot concoction.

When making hot buttered rum, using a dark or spiced rum is the key. Light rum doesn’t do this drink justice. If you find a light rum that works, I’d really like to know about it. We are always open to experimenting with ingredients, but, for now, we’ll stick with tradition. If you’ve never tried hot buttered rum, keep an open mind and you might find yourself a new nightcap to enjoy all Fall and Winter long.

This is how you make classic Hot Buttered Rum!

 

Buttered Rum Batter

Yields: 1 Container

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 Stick Softened Unsalted Butter
  • ¾ Cup Brown Sugar
  • ¼ to ½ Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • ⅛ to ¼ Teaspoons Ground Nutmeg
  • Small Pinch Ground Cloves
  • Small Pinch Fleur de sel, Kosher, or Sea Salt

Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Measuring Spoons/Cups
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Spoon or Fork
  • Air Tight Storage Container

 

Hot Buttered Rum

Yields: 1 Serving

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 Ounces Dark or Spiced Rum
  • 6 Ounces Boiling Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Hot Buttered Rum Batter
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick for Garnish
  • Whipped Creme [Optional]

Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Mug or Irish Coffee Glasses
  • Spoon

 

Preparation

Make the Batter: Mash together softened butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in a mixing bowl with a spoon or fork, until well combined. Place into storage container for later or use immediately for hot buttered rums.

Hot Buttered Rum: Add batter and rum to a mug. Pour in hot water and stir to combine. Go ahead and use a cinnamon stick to stir it and then stick it in as a garnish. Top with whipped creme if desired and enjoy!

Nutritional Content

1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 316 Fat (g) 12 Saturated Fat (g) 7.6 Potassium (mg) 10 Carbohydrates (g) 4.29 Dietary Fiber (g) 0 Total Sugars (g) 4 Protein (g) 0.18 Sodium (mg) 5

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