Tuesday Boozeday: Top Holiday Drinks
It's not alcoholism if it's festive, right?**
One thing I like about scotch (my current scotch 'jam' is John Barr) is that it's always in-season...at least it is to me. I suppose that goes for most everyone's liquid sin of choice.
With Christmas (and all the stress and anxiety that goes with it) bearing down on us, it's prime fancy-drinking season! Here are some drinks to consider if you're in need of some boozing variety.
Top Ten Boozy Christmas Drinks
- Some think it's gross, others consider it a right-of-passage to Christmas. Of course, its popularity has a lot to do with its versatility: it can be booze-free (but why?), it can be pancakes (but why not?), or it can be its consumed in all of its full-booze glory. With nutmeg.
#2: Irish Coffee
- You take coffee, and forgo regular creamer for Irish Creme. Delish and festive, but still looked down upon at work
#3: Christmas Beer
- Winter lagers, gingerbread beers, etc. If all else fails: Guinness.
- Technically, it can be booze-free, too.
#5: Hot Buttered Rum
- take rum, heat it up, add butter and cider, spice it as you please, get your Christmaswerve on!
#6: Hot Toddy
- The Scots just call it Hot Whisky. Take whiskey, heat it, add honey and spices, and enjoy!
#7: Mulled Wine
- Mull it over, if you'd like. It's kinda like a Hot Toddy, but with wine.
#8: Tom and Jerry
- Not the cat and mouse cartoon, but the drink. Drink it while watching Tom and Jerry cartoons! It's essentially eggnog with rum AND brandy mixed in.
- You've heard it in Christmas carols, but what is it? It's mulled cider.
- Sounds Irish. WRONG. It's Swedish! Wine, whiskey, rum, and cinnamon (plus additional variations). Drink it down and not wake up until February!
What's YOUR favorite holiday libation?
** it still is