Classic Holiday Drinks

Toast the season with these 15 traditional tipples, hot spiced wine and the creamy Tom and Jerry.

Ultimate Eggnog
Ultimate Eggnog
Chef Mary Sue Milliken showed us how to craft this decadent eggnog, which incorporates whipped cream, egg whites, and spices into a pudding-like zabaglione base. Get the recipe for Ultimate Eggnog ».Penny De Los Santos
Pawleys Rum Punch
Pineapple Cranberry Rum Punch
A sprinkling of nutmeg across the top of this easily batched cocktail compliments the molasses-like flavor of two rums softened with pineapple, orange, and cranberry juices. Get the recipe for Pawleys Rum Punch »Farideh Sadeghin
Edisto Eggnog
Edisto Eggnog
From Edisto Island in South Carolina hails an eggnog spiked with bourbon and rum. See the recipe for Edisto Eggnog »Ben Fink
Chilled Cider Punch
Chilled Cider Punch
This chilled cider punch combines the fall flavors of a mulled cider with the celebratory feel of a sparkling punch. See the recipe for Chilled Cider Punch »MacKenzie Smith
Flaming Punch (Punschglühbowle)
Flaming Punch
The name of this flaming red wine punch translates from the German as "punch glow bowl". Light-bodied red wine laced with brandy is an impressive sight when lit aflame before serving. Get the recipe for Flaming Punch (Punschglühbowle)James Oseland
Regent's Punch
Regent's Punch
This tea-infused champagne punch makes an elegant centerpiece for any festive occasion. Get the recipe for Regent's PunchVanessa Rees
Spiced Wine
Spiced Wine
Red wine warmed with cloves, cinnamon, lemon, and sugar is a quintessential fall treat. Get the recipe for Spiced WineAndré Baranowski
Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry
Experiencing the Tom and Jerry is like sipping a hot toddy through a brandy-laced, nutmeg-dusted froth. Serve this thick, batter-like concoction at your next holiday gathering. Get the recipe for Tom and JerryTodd Coleman
Bourbon Cider
Bourbon Cider
The spiciness of cloves, cinnamon and ginger complement the sweetness of apple and the smokiness of bourbon, to make a drink that is perfect for fall. See the recipe for Bourbon Cider »Todd Coleman
Calvados Hot Toddy
Calvados Hot Toddy
This variation on a toddy combines calvados, a French apple brandy, with hot cider for a drink that's autumn in a glass. Get the recipe for Calvados Hot ToddyLaura Sant
Mulled Apple Cider Concentrate
Mulled Apple Cider Concentrate
Cider concentrate is great drizzled over pancakes, added to homemade vinaigrettes or used as a ham glaze. For a quick, warming drink, spoon three tablespoons into a large mug and fill with just-boiled water. Get the recipe for Mulled Apple Cider ConcentrateNicole Franzen