I love the holidays, and it wouldn't be the same without my Christmas drink recipes. Homemade Tom and Jerry's, hot mulled wine, eggnog and much more.
Create your own family tradition this year. Offering many Christmas recipes for you to try at the end of the page.
THE PERFECT EGGNOG RECIPE
6 eggs, separated
3/4 cup white sugar, divided
1/2 to 1 pint brandy (or whiskey)
1 ounce rum (optional)
1 pint whole milk
1 pint heavy whipped cream
Beat the yolks separately and add 1/2 cup sugar while beating. Beat until sugar is dissolved and mixture is thick; set aside.
Beat the egg whites separately and add 1/4 cup sugar after they have been beaten very stiff. Mix the egg yolks and egg whites together. Stir in the heavy cream and whole milk. Then add brandy (or whiskey) and the ounce of rum. Stir thoroughly and serve very cold with grated nutmeg on top of each glass.
I love the next few Christmas drink recipes. Not only for the holidays, these babies are great year-round.
DELICIOUS BRANDY ALEXANDER RECIPE
6 scoops homemade vanilla ice cream
3 - 5 oz brandy
3 oz cream de coco
Place in a blender and mix until smooth.
This is my favorite Christmas drink recipe. I only use brandy (Wisconsin girl), but you can use whiskey too. Rum is optional.
You should make this and try it with friends and family. It really warms you up (in a good kind of way).
HOLIDAY TOM AND JERRY'S
Tom and Jerry Mix
6 eggs, separated
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp allspice (optional)
Beat the egg yolks until light yellow in color. Add the vanilla, powdered sugar and allspice. Beat until very stiff.
In another bowl, beat egg whites until very stiff (like for angel food cake) and add to the egg yolk mixture. Beat mixture adding more powdered sugar (1/4 to 1/2 cup) until batter is very stiff. Chill mixture overnight.
When ready to serve, put a pot of water on and bring to a boil.
Pour 1 ounce (according to taste) of brandy or whiskey and 1/2 ounce rum
in a coffee mug and fill 3/4 full of hot water. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons
of Tom and Jerry mix on top and stir. Sprinkle with nutmeg and serve.
Following is a easy Christmas drink recipe for homemade brandy slush. We always take this parties. Try it, you'll LOVE it.
MOM’S BRANDY SLUSH
9-1/2 cups of water
2 cups of sugar
4 green tea bags
Bring all of the above ingredients to a boil and let boil for five minutes. Cool slightly.
3 cups of brandy
12 oz can of frozen lemonade concentrate
12 oz can frozen orange juice concentrate
7 –up or Squirt
When ready to freeze, Mom always used a empty ice cream bucket and poured it in there to freeze - worked like a charm. When ready to serve, put desired amount of the frozen mixture into and glass and top off with the 7-Up or Squirt.
A Christmas drink recipe that is excellent in White Russians (above), or even coffee...
This recipe for Kahlua takes 30 days.
HOMEMADE KAHLUA (Coffee Liqueur)
2 oz instant espresso coffee powder
3-1/2 cups white sugar
2 cups water, boiling
1 pint of Korbel brandy
1 whole vanilla bean
Mix the coffee and sugar together. Add the boiling water and stir until dissolved. Let this cool. After it has cooled, add the brandy and pour into the bottles you want to keep it in. Split the vanilla bean into four pieces and add to the liqueur. Close bottles tightly and keep in a cool dark place for 30 days.
1 shot of kahlua
1/4 cup cream or half-and-half
You can make these in any size, but make sure you have more cream than kahlua. It is better on the rocks (with ice).
kahlua on the rocks
This is an awesome Christmas drink recipe. You may want to double this recipe for the holidays. Heck this is great year- rounder.
BAILEYS IRISH CREAM RECIPE
1 cup heavy cream
1-3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
1-2/3 cups Irish whiskey
1 tsp instant coffee granules
2 TBS chocolate syrup
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp pure almond extract
In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend on high for 20 seconds. Store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator. Will keep for two months. Enjoy every drop!
Irish Cream Ideas and Recipes:
Baileys on the rocks is wonderful. You can also add some to coffee on a chilly winter day.
In a glass full of ice, add 1 ounce of vodka and 1 ounce of coffee liqueur, fill with homemade Irish cream.
Add to hot chocolate with a pinch of cinnamon and top with whipping cream.
What a great way to save money and treat yourself.