Get into the Holiday Spirit: Delicious Drinks for the most Festive of Seasons

courtesy of McCormick®

Eggnog Martini

Makes 1 serving

4 ounces light cream
2 ounces white chocolate liqueur
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Rum Extract

Fill cocktail shaker two-thirds full with ice. Add cream, white chocolate liqueur, nutmeg and rum flavor; shake until well mixed and chilled.

Strain into a martini glass. Serve immediately.

Serving Suggestion: For an extra helping of holiday cheer, top martini with a dollop of eggnog whipped cream.

Slow Cooker Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Makes about 10 servings

8 cups whole milk
4 ounces sweetened condensed milk
12 ounces dark chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Peppermint Extract

Place all ingredients in slow cooker. Cover.

Cook 60 to 70 minutes on high or until chocolate is melted and mixture is heated through, stirring every 15 minutes.

Reduce heat to warm or low to serve.

Add a refreshing hint of mint with pure peppermint extract and ladle into mugs. Top with marshmallows or whipped cream.

Apple Cider Mulling Spice Sachet

Makes 2 (1-cup) servings

1 cinnamon stick, broken in half
2 whole cloves
2 whole allspice
2 cups apple cider
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Place spices in center of a piece of cheesecloth. Tie tightly with long piece of string.

Place spice sachet in small saucepan. Add apple cider. Simmer over medium heat 10 to 15 minutes or until fragrant.

Stir in vanilla. Discard spice sachet. Serve warm.

Party-Size Mulling Spice Sachet

Increase cinnamon sticks to 4, whole cloves to 2 teaspoons, whole allspice to 1 teaspoon and vanilla to 2 teaspoons. Use to mull 8 cups apple cider.



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