Indian thandai, literally translated as 'something that cools', is a sweet, creamy milk drink flavored with nuts and mixed with spices such as cardamom, fennel, rose petals, and poppy seeds. On Holi, the Indian festival of colors, the refreshment is traditionally served with the addition of bhaang (a derivative of marijuana). Here we've substituted gin instead, which accentuates the nutty, warmly-spiced, floral flavors in thandai perfectly. Nidhi Chaudhry
Moscow mules are served in copper mugs for temperature, flavor and for iconic appeal, but mules aren’t the only tasty drinks served in these festive glasses. Although people generally consider mugs to be reserved for coffee or hot cocoa, they make great vehicles for your cocktails, too. Serve eggnog in a mug during the holiday season, or try a hot toddy to keep you warm during the chilly months. Whether you’re searching for a boozy hot chocolate, or a traditional Moscow mule, our best cocktails served in a mug will spice up your mixed drinks lineup.