Holiday Entertaining Guide
Between Chanukah, Christmas and New Year’s, the next few weeks are going to be packed with parties, dinners and celebrations of all kind. Get some boozy inspiration from these entertaining articles and seasonal recipes for both cocktails and spirited baked goods. Happy Holidays!

VIDEO: The Brandy Alexander

This creamy and chocolatey classic cocktail makes the perfect nightcap. advisory board member Dushan Zaric shows you the right way to make a Brandy Alexander.

Hot Buttered Rum

In winter, it always hits the spot.

Uncle Angelo’s Eggnog

You’ll be claiming Angelo as your own relative after just one sip of this delightful Eggnog recipe.

Spirited Cooking: Bourbon Balls

Celebrate America’s native spirit by enjoying this delicious dessert from award-winning cookbook authors Matt and Ted Lee.

Make Your Own Liqueurs

Not only are homemade liqueurs delicious but they also make great holiday gifts. Try these tasty and easy recipes that you’re sure to love.

Hot Drinks by the Pitcher

We turned to top bartenders in snowy Boston and chilly Minneapolis for a couple warm cocktails you can serve your friends and family.

VIDEO: Negroni Sbagliato

The name means “wrong Negroni,” but everything about this bubbly refresher is right. Learn how to make this delicious gin punch before your next party.

Spirited Cooking: Scotch Cupcakes

Whip up these delicious, decadent and boozy cupcakes from the brand-new book Robicelli’s: A Love Story, with Cupcakes.

VIDEO: The Green Beast

Simon Ford shares how to mix up his favorite absinthe cocktail, The Green Beast. This refreshing punch is great for sharing.

Spirited Cooking: Bourbon, Vanilla and Chocolate Milk Shakes

The holidays are all about overindulging, so whip up this delicious and decadent concoction. It’s our gift to you.


This rich and creamy rum-spiked Coquito is a classic Puerto Rican holiday cocktail recipe.

Make Your Own Irish Cream

Get in the holiday spirit by making a batch of this simple and delicious liqueur.

How to Mix: Spirits & Chocolate

Famed pastry chef Jacques Torres shares his advice for pairing different types of alcohol with chocolate. Bon appetit!

5 Tips: Hot Toddies

Feel a chill in the air? Warm up with these Hot Toddy secrets from St. John Frizell, owner of New York bar and restaurant Fort Defiance.

VIDEO: Bourbon Lift

The cocktail equivalent of a New York egg cream, this rich and fizzy bourbon drink is absolutely delicious.

Timmy’s Brandy Milk Punch

Enjoy a classic New Orleans Timmy’s Brandy Milk Punch with brunch.

Punch Up The Holidays advisory board member and award-winning author David Wondrich shares one of his favorite party cocktails.

L’Chaim! The Perfect Chanukah Drinks

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with these holiday drinks and kosher spirits that are delicious with latkes and perfect for adult dreidel games.

VIDEO: New York Sour

Top a classic Whiskey Sour with red wine to get this delicious pre-Prohibition tipple. Learn how to make a New York Sour from expert bartender Jacques Bezuidenhout in our video.

Drink Your Way Through Thanksgiving

From a morning Irish Coffee and an appetite-stimulating cocktail to a delicious nightcap, we found the perfect cocktails to enjoy and serve throughout the holiday.’s Guides to the Holidays

leaderboard bottom