Trendom’s 12 Days of Christmas: 4 Boozy Holiday Beverage Recipes

Day 9 is here! Trendom’s 12 Days of Christmas is here to guide you with tips and tricks to get you through the holiday season. Over the next week and a half til Christmas, we’ll bring you the best holiday drinks, must-have stocking stuffers and tips on where to get those last minute gifts that always pop up on your to do list. Today we a two-part topic and to start, we have 4 Boozy Holiday Beverage Recipes!

The best part about being an adult at the holidays: booze, and lots of it. I mean, family time is great and all, but holiday drinks are where it’s really at. Here are four of our favorite recipes for boozy holiday drinks to make for your Christmas party, or just to have at home while you binge watch that next season on Netflix.

1. Kahlua Hot Chocolate

kahlua hot chocolate
Cocoa lovers, rejoice! Here’s an amazing recipe from Damn Delicious that combines classic hot chocolate with Kahlua, an instant new favorite.

What you’ll need:
-2 cups of milk
-2 tablespoons of sugar
-1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
-1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
-pinch of nutmeg
-1 oz Kahlua coffee liqueur-mini marshmallows, for serving
-salted caramel, for serving
– chocolate syrup, for serving

In a medium saucepan, combine milk, sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg over medium heat until heated through, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in Kahlua. Serve immediately, garnished with mini marshmallows, slated caramel, and chocolate syrup, as desired.

2. Apple Cider Margaritas
apple cider margaritas
A boozy alternative to plain apple cider, How Sweet Eats shows us how adults enjoy their favorite fall beverage, margarita style.

What you’ll need:
-1 oz Grand Mariner
-1 oz gold tequila
-5 to 6 oz sweet apple cider
-orange segments and apple slices
-cinnamon, cane sugar, and coarse sugar for glass rimming
-cinnamon sticks for garnish

Add a few spoonfuls of cane sugar, coarse sugar and cinnamon to a plate. Run an orange segment around the edge of the glass, then press into the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat the rim. Add a few orange slices in the bottom of the glass, fill with ice, then add the Grand Marnier, tequila and apple cider and stir to mix. Garnish with apple slices and cinnamon sticks. Enjoy!

3. Roasted Marshmallow Coffee Cocktail Shakes
roasted marshmallow coffee cocktail shakes
This one’s for you, warm weather friends, so you too can feel the boozy holiday spirit! From Marla Meredith, this one is perfect for coffee lovers who want a little spike in their cuppa Joe.

What you’ll need:
-1 package Seattle’s Best Coffee Creamy Caramel Frozen Coffee Blend
-1 1/4 cups milk
-3 to 4 oz coffee liqueur
-14 large marshmallows
-caramel sauce (optional)

Blend the milk and frozen coffee blend with coffee liqueur (add more or less to taste) until smooth. Divide shakes into two classes. Arrange the marshmallows in a flower pattern on a heat safe plate, with one marshmallow in the middle and 6 around the outside. With a heat gun or blow torch, brown or toast marshmallows, keeping them in the flower pattern (they will stick together). Repeat for the second glass. Gently pick up each marshmallow flower; place and press one on top of each glass. Drizzle with caramel sauce, if desired.

4. Candy Cane Chocolate Martini
candy cane martinis
From Peas & Peonies, this recipe is most certainly one to get you in the holiday spirit. Possibly best for when decorating the tree or actually any time at all, this one is one of our favorites.

What you’ll need:
-4 oz light cream
-2 tablespoons chocolate syrup + 4 tablespoons extra for decorating
-3 oz chocolate liqueur
-3 oz crème de cacao
-1 oz vanilla vodka
-1/2 oz crème de menthe
-4 candy candes
-4 to 5 ice cubes

In a shaker (or stirring in a glass), add chocolate liqueur , crème de cacao, vanilla vodka, crème de menthe, and ice. Shake (or stir) a few times to mix together. Add cream and 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup. Shake a few more times to combine all ingredients. Place candy canes in a plastic bag and crush. Pour 1 tablespoon of chocolate syrup onto a plat and dip rim of glasses into chocolate. Then dip rim of glass into candy cane pieces. Use remaining 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup to drizzle decoratively into glass. Pour chocolate martini into glass and enjoy!

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Ally
Writer, traveler, and lover of all things One Direction. Frequent concert attendee, paler than the average human, and quite possibly the first person who will die from loving Ashton Irwin so much. I enjoy panicking over small things, obsessing over Twin Peaks, and acting like a mom. You can usually find me being extremely sarcastic and sassy while simultaneously avoiding all responsibilities to focus solely on One Direction.

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