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Easy and delicious holiday cocktail recipes

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In addition to cooking for the whole family, many take to the man-cave, hideaway movie room, or the living room for some nice holiday beverages.

After reading what we have in store for you, the first course of action would be to discard all of the third-rate beer that has been taking up needless space in your refrigerator.

Here are some last-minute cocktails that you can use to spice up your evening.

Hot Buttered Rum Batter

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

What: This smooth, rich tasting beverage goes great with the cold weather; and while it takes 40 minutes to make, it will most definitely impress your guests at any holiday party.

hot-buttered-rum-single

Coquito

Cooking time: Not specified

Difficulty: Medium

What: If you’re looking to add a Puerto Rican themed drink to your next holiday party, then look no further than the Coquito. This creamy sensation can be a nice complement with any bratwurst or meat that you want to add to the food dish.

coquito

Eggnog Cocktail

Cooking time: Not specified

Difficulty: Easy

What: Christmas is simply not the same without a cool drink of eggnog. So make sure to add this to your list of cocktail concoctions for your next gathering.

You can't have Christmas without Eggnog.

You can’t have Christmas without Eggnog.

Rum-Spiked Horchata

Cooking time: 4-5 hours

Difficulty: Intermediate

What: Horchatas are already tasty in and of themselves, but if you want to add this to your upcoming cocktail list, then you will be greatly rewarded. It almost goes without saying that it should go hand-in-hand with any Mexican dish that you happen to be serving up as well.

Horchatas go well with almost any Mexican dish.

Horchatas go well with almost any Mexican dish.

Moscow Mule

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

What: We like to save the best for last, and that is precisely what the Moscow Mule is in essence. Traditionally served in a copper mug, this beverage combines vodka, lime juice, syrup and ginger beer for a mixture of a seamless tasting drink.

The deep-tasting Moscow Mule.

The deep-tasting Moscow Mule.

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