If you're hosting a Christmas party It's fun to serve festive cocktails alongside the usual beer and wine.  Here are 5 suggestions.

  • 1

    French Toast Shot

    If you're looking for shots this is a favorite. Half Rum-Chata and half Fireball Whiskey. Chilled, of course.

  • 2

    Hot Buttered Rum

    • 2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 1/4 cup honey
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
    • Pinch salt
    • 3/4 cup spiced rum
    • 2 cups boiling water
    • 4 sticks cinnamon, for garnish
  • 3

    Mulled Wine

    Make sure you let this one settle before you serve it.

    • 4 cups apple cider
    • 1 (750-ml) bottle red wine, such as Cabernet
    • Sauvignon
    • 1/4 cup honey
    • 2 cinnamon sticks
    • 1 orange, zested and juiced
    • 4 whole cloves
    • 3 star anise
  • 4

    Santa's Sleigh

    • 2 cups store-bought eggnog, chilled
    • 1/2 cup brandy
    • 1/2 cup amaretto liqueur
    • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
    • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 5

    Candy Cane Cocktail

    • 1 shot vanilla rum
    • 1 shot white chocolate liqueur
    • 1 shot peppermint schnapps
    • Candy cane, garnish