10 Must Try Holiday Cocktails

Author: Rene Thilbault

Whether or not you see the white stuff on the ground (and we’ve got it here in Vermont), winter has once again arrived in New England.

The board shorts have been put away, tiki-torches are back in the garage, and our lawn mowers have been neatly tucked away into their winter homes.  Now, boards and skis are being waxed, sweaters, hats and gloves are out, and snowblowers are being prepared for another season of duty.

Regardless if you just finished your last run on the mountain or are headed inside from another stint of shoveling – there’s no better way to recharge after a hard winter’s day of work, than with a belly-warming holiday toddy.

Milk, ice cream, heavy cream, whipped cream, even butter can take your holiday ‘hooch’ to the next level and are a staple of many of your favorite seasonal sippers.  Of course, with any alcoholic beverage choice, don’t forget moderation, which means one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men (that’s what the experts say).  And as an iconic Vermonter would echo:

We scoured the internet to create a ‘Wish List’ of some of our favorite holiday cocktails you can make right at home (because the kids can’t have all the fun this winter).  One thing’s for sure, you’re not going to want to ‘Let It Go’.  Click the links for the full recipes.

Candy Cane White Russian

Featured Booze: Coffee Liqueur, Peppermint Schnapps

Spiced Mexican Hot Chocolate

Featured Booze: Burbon

Slow Cooker Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate

Featured Booze: Peppermint Schnapps

Gingerbread Eggnog

Featured Booze: Vodka, Kahlua


Featured Booze: White Chocolate Liqueur, Vodka, Peppermint Schnapps

Classic Eggnog

Featured Booze: Bourbon or Rum

Hot Buttered Rum

Featured Booze: Rum

Hot Cocoa Pudding Shots

Featured Booze: Baileys

Boozy Butterbeer Punch

Featured Booze: Vanilla Vodka

Sugar Cookie Martini

Featured Booze: Baileys, Vanilla Vodka, Amaretto

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