Hosting a Holiday Party? 5 Festive Cocktails to Try

white hot chocolate

The holidays are here! We just stuffed our faces during Thanksgiving and now were prepping for the many end-of-the-year soirees and family gatherings. That means lots of food will be cooked and even more drinks will be served to wash down the festive amenities.

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This year don’t settle for your normal cocktails. Upgrade up your punch game and have people really sipping tea—with a spiked kick to it of course—with some party-friendly festive cocktails. And the best part about these drinks, they’re made to satisfy a room full of thirsty guests, because the more, the merrier especially on this festive season.

Flip the page to check out the five different drinks you should try this holiday season.

White Hot Chocolate (recipe serves 20)

1 qt and 1 cup of white chocolate, chopped
5 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 gal and 1 1/2 cups milk
2 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 1/4 cup brandy (optional)
20 taste candy cane


Combine the chocolate and vanilla extract in bowl.
Combine the milk and cream and heat over medium heat until simmering.
Immediately pour the hot cream over the chocolate/vanilla mixture and whisk until it’s all melted.
Add the brandy, mix, and then pour into glass or ceramic mugs.
Hang the candy canes over the edge of the mug for style.

Photo: Sharon 123