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Five Festive Bourbon Holiday Cocktails

Personally, we love to drink bourbon all throughout the year. But we agree with many folks, that the best time to drink one of our favorite spirits is the holiday season.

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite holiday cocktail recipes using bourbon, and want you to try a few this year. No matter your fancy, there’s something for everyone during Christmastime.

 

Spiced Eggnog

6 eggs, separated
3/4 cup sugar, divided into two
32 oz. whole milk
16 oz. heavy cream
8 oz. bourbon
4 oz. spiced rum

What could possibly make the quintessential holiday drink even more delicious? Hint: it’s the answer to all of life’s questions. Spice up your Eggnog with Bourbon and Spiced Rum.

Begin by separating 6 eggs from their whites and yolks. Then, divide 3/4 cup of sugar into separate bowls. Beat the egg yolks with half of your divided sugar until the mixture is light in color. Stir in 32 oz. of milk, 16 oz. of heavy cream, 8 oz. of your favorite bourbon, and 4 oz. of spiced rum. Beat the egg whites in a bowl you’ve set aside with the remaining sugar. Gently fold in the egg whites into your yolk mixture, until the consistency is pretty as a picture. Pour everyone at the party a glass, they’ll never want to drink Eggnog any other way.
 
Recipe from Liquor.com.
 
 

Hot Toddy

2 tbsp. bourbon
1 tbsp. honey
2 tsp. lemon juice
Hot water

There’s finally that familiar chill in the air that means crisp mornings and early nights. Sitting around the fire with friends and family is at the top of our list, while sipping on a Hot Toddy of course. The perfect recipe calls for an ounce of Bourbon, combined with one tablespoon of honey and two teaspoons of fresh-squeezed lemon juice. Top with hot water from the kettle, and mix until the honey is dissolved.

Recipe from Epicurious.

 

Winter Old Fashioned

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
12 oz. bourbon
1 orange, cut into wedge
8 maraschino cherries
1 cinnamon stick
1 star anise
3 pods of cardamom

Add some spice to this Classic Old Fashioned with star anise, cardamom, and a little cinnamon. All the flavor muddled together blend beautifully in preparation for your holiday parties, happy hours, or just a night looking at the Christmas tree.

Recipe from Spoon Fork Bacon.

 

Full Harvest

2 oz. bourbon
3/4 oz. limoncello
1/2 oz. orange juice
1/4 oz. lemon juice
1/4 oz. cinnamon simple syrup
Cranberry bitters
Egg white

The holidays are upon us. And as exciting as they are, we know you’ll be reaching for a cocktail not long after. We’ve got you covered with the Full Harvest, which is the perfect complement to your holiday feast. Add all of these ingredients into your shaker with ice, and go to town: 2 ounces of your favorite Bourbon, 3/4 ounce of limoncello, 1/2 ounce of orange juice, 1/4 ounce of lemon juice, 1/4 ounce of cinnamon simple syrup, a dash of cranberry bitters, and an egg white. Strain into a coupe glass and let the Holidaze begin!

Recipe from Bevvy.

 

The Seelbach

1 oz. bourbon
1/2 oz. Cointreau
4 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
3 dashes Angostura bitters
Champagne

A cocktail that dates pre-Prohibition, this is one for the ages. The sweet flavor of bourbon, combined with a little tart from the bitters, and topped with the fizz from Champagne is a heaven on earth flavor combo.

Recipe from Garden & Gun.