In this household of beer, we typically do not make too many mixed drinks. We don't keep a constant supply of spirits. We have a wide variety of beer and a stocked "beer fridge." This means I stick to easily pulling a beer of and popping the cap. I can even pour it in one of our many fancy beer glasses if I'm feeling exciting. Over the summer, I really wanted to make a homemade sangria. That never happened. I'm thinking what better way to cozy up and really make the holidays special than by making a few holiday/winter cocktails.
Now this recipe is a little more high-tech for my unprofessional cocktailing (read: fresh vanilla bean and nutmeg), but I know it's something D would die over.
This Winter White Sangria may allow me to finally fulfill my homemade sangria goal! I love any new way to use a pomegrante as well.
Also a bit more complicated, Hot Buttered Rum. You can make the spice "batter" in advance and use for a bit though.
Now this seems super easy and right down my alley. Real Simple calls it a Bourbon and Blood Orange Blast. All you need is bourbon and blood orange juice (um, where can I find that??).
D and I do eggnog every year. This Martha Stewart recipe is for homemade eggnog, but I think we'll stick to store-bought with rum/bourbon. Believe it or not, I've tried my hand at eggnog and it didn't go over well. Once the eggnog is purchased, I know it's holiday time! Some of my favorite holiday memories involve eggnog, Christmas tree cakes, and Home Alone with D.