With the Christmas season upon us, we have devised a list of cocktails to accompany the gathering of family and friends around the Christmas tree and dinner table.
The perfect cocktail to keep you warm during the holiday season. Whip some butter to softness and stir into the warm cocktail and enjoy.
Spiked Hot Chocolate
Who doesn’t love a steaming cup of Hot Chocolate? How about adding some rum to it for the cold months as an after dinner drink. For a warm feeling try some añejo rum and sprinkle some chocolate dust on top.
As far as Caribbean Christmas goes, Coquito is a must at the dinner table, along with the “Pasteles and Morcilla.” The incomparable taste of coconut cream and white rum is sure to be a favorite all season long.
If you’re not a hot chocolate person but prefer the refined taste of hot tea, this is the cocktail for you this season. Choose your spirit to spike your tea for that cozy warm feeling and sip away.
This classic can be conditioned to be a festive or seasonal cocktail; add some brown sugar or, better yet, some maple syrup to make it richer. The proven taste of an Old Fashioned for an old fashion Christmas gathering.
Spiced Cuba Libre
This season brings out the spice rack because spices make everything better. Give some life to your regular Cuba and have fun with the spices and different flavors of maple syrup. This cocktail benefits greatly from vanilla maple, cardamom apple maple, or original maple syrup and the addition of aged spirits, that amplify the spice notes.