After weeks of planning, midnight gift-buying and decorating, we’ve finally made it to the holidays. It’s now officially time for a drink. You’ve definitely earned it.
Go old-school and celebrate the occasion by whipping up a big bowl of traditional Eggnog (it is really worth the effort of making it yourself). Or fix the historic Tom & Jerry, which, according to award-winning writer and Liquor.com advisor David Wondrich, dates back to 1820s New England and should be enjoyed at any festive gathering.
Or you can look to Scandinavia for mixological inspiration and make the seasonal classic, Glögg. Our recipe for the spiced, mulled-wine-and-fruit concoction (pictured above) comes from acclaimed New York restaurant Aquavit. The best part is that you can prepare a large pot of it ahead of time, and your guests can just help themselves to a glass.
Another good party alternative is the spiced cider, rum and cognac Autumn Wassail, which can be served hot or cold. The cocktail was created by talented bartending duo Chad Solomon and Christy Pope.
But no matter what drink you decide to have, we’d like to wish you happy holidays!