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Christmas Drinks

Make the season a little merrier with eggnog, mulled cider, and other festive drinks.


It's a rich, indulgent favorite, and Christmas wouldn't be the same without it.

Some eggnog recipes contain raw eggs. If you're concerned about safety, purchase pasteurized eggs or heat the eggnog mixture to pasteurize them yourself. Eggs need to reach a temperature of 160 degrees F (71 degrees C).

  • Beat the eggs in a saucepan with the sugar and milk or cream called for in your recipe. Sugar has an insulating effect, and will help prevent the eggs from coagulating in the heat
  • Stir the mixture constantly over low heat until it thickens slightly and coats the back of a wooden spoon
  • Use an instant-read thermometer. When the mixture reaches the correct temperature, immediately place the pan in a bowl of cold water to stop the cooking

Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate, hot cocoa...we have recipes for classic winter warmers--and some with a twist.

Coffee Drinks

Gingerbread lattes, peppermint mochas--spice up your cup of joe this season.

Wassail and Punch

Traditionally made with ale, wassail can also be made with fruit juices.

Christmas Quick Links

Find festive Christmas Recipes.

Get recipes, ideas, and inspiration in our Ultimate Guide to Christmas.

Make planning Christmas meals a little easier with ready-to-go menus and shopping lists.

    Dec. 11, 2009 1:53 am
    These recipes look delicious ! Happy Holiday's
    Dec. 11, 2009 5:13 am
    Decisions,decisions... what to drink!!!
    Dec. 14, 2009 8:37 am
    the champagne cocktails should had a nice touch of class to the holiday festivities!!
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