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5 Drink Recipes To Warm You Into The Holiday Spirit

With the Fall season upon us and the holidays quickly approaching, we thought we’d continue our festive theme by featuring some delicious and fitting drink recipes that are bound to warm you right up to the holiday season. The list of warm cocktail recipes below include a variety of flavors, so there should be something for all (adults) in the family. We hope some of these recipes hit the spot, and happy holidays!


Hot Buttered Rum

A combination of spiced rum, brown sugar, butter, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, and more – all mixed with boiling water to create a warm & delicious spicy treat. Pick-up some spiced rum, & follow the recipe to try this one out!

Prep: 10 min | Yields: 4 servings | Level: Easy

Using an electric mixer, beat the brown sugar, butter, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt in a medium bowl until blended and smooth. Transfer the mixture to a 4-cup (or large) measuring cup. Add the rum and then 2 cups of boiling water. Stir until the butter mixture dissolves. Divide the buttered rum among 4 mugs. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and serve.


  • 3/4 cup spiced rum
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cups of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon of cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • 4 cinnamon sticks, for garnish



Chai Toddy

Imagine a nice chai tea late, and then mix brandy and butterscotch liqueur. Does that sound delicious? if so, follow the recipe to try this one out for yourself! Make sure to pick-up some nice brandy and liqueur at one of our liquor stores.

Prep: 5 min | Yields: 1 serving | Level: Easy

Bring the whole milk and the chai tea concentrate to a simmer over medium heat. Stir in the star anise to flavor, and remove form heat. In a large mug, add the brandy and butterscotch liqueur. Pour the chai tea mix late into the mug, and stir lightly. Dust with crushed graham cracker for garnish and extra flavor.


  • 1 oz. of brandy/cognac
  • 1 oz. of butterscotch schnapps
  • 1 part chai tea concentrate
  • 1 part whole milk
  • 1 star anise
  • 1/2 graham cracker, crushed and powdered



Irish Eggnog

If you like the idea of warm spiced eggnog, this one is sure to satisfy your taste buds! The addition of liqueur, whiskey and sprinkle of nutmeg really escalate the amount of flavors in this warming eggnog drink.

Prep: 5 min | Yields: 2 servings | Level: Easy

Whisk together 1 ounce of Irish cream liqueur and 1/4 ounce of Irish whiskey together in a bowl with 1 egg until smooth. Bring the 2 cups of whole milk to a boil in a saucepan (do not use slow-cookers as they will overcook the eggs in the recipe). Pour the boiling milk over the alcoholic egg mixture, stirring well until all is mixed. Pourto serve, but not before sprinkling some nutmeg and garnishing with cinnamon sticks or candy canes. You can also add whip cream if you’d like.


  • 1 oz. of Irish cream liqueur
  • 1/4 oz. of Irish Whiskey
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups of whole milk
  • sprinkle of nutmeg
  • 2 cinnamon sticks or candy canes
  • whip cream (optional)



Buttered Apple Cider

Apple Cider warmed up with butter, brown sugar, ground nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves come together to create a delicious drink. Bourbon adds a little extra kick to this one too. Pick some up at one of our liquor stores today, and follow the recipe below.

Prep:  1 hour | Yields:  6 servings | Level: Easy

To create the buttery mix, combine the 1 stick of softened butter, 1/4 cup of light brown sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves each. Put the mix of butter on a plastic sheet and roll into a 1-inch-thick log of butter to wrap and chill for 1 hour. Pour the 3 cups of apple cider into a slow cooker, and then cover and heat on high for 1 hour as well. A saucepan may be used as well, but on low-medium heat. Divide the 1 cup of bourbon into 6 glasses. Top each glass of bourbon with the hot cider, and then add a slice of the spiced butter.


  • 1 cup of Bourbon
  • 3 cups of apple cider
  • 1 stick of unsalted softened butter
  • 1/4 cup of light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves



S’Mores Delight

S’mores are a popular treat by a nice fire. This drink recipe turn the delicious treat into an equally delicious drink, but with some kick. The dark rum and coffee liqueur come together with peanut butter, chocolate syrup, almond milk, and mini-marshmallows for an explosion of flavor. This one can be either hot or cold.

Prep:  10 min | Yields:  1 serving | Level: Easy

Mix together the peanut butter and chocolate syrup. Stir in the Kahlua until well mixed. Stir in the vodka and rum, mixing well again. For a warm drink, warm up almond milk and mix it in. Once ready to serve, add to a mug and garnish with extra chocolate syrup if you want and the mini-marshmallows. For a cold drink, do not heat up the almond milk and use ice to make an iced drink or margarita/martini drink.


  • 1/2 oz. of Kahlua or coffee liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. of dark rum
  • 1/2 oz. of vodka
  • 1 oz of almond milk (use more for heating)
  • mini-marshmallows (torched, if you wish) as garnish



Happy Holidays From Springs Group

On behalf of everyone around all the Springs Group locations, we want to wish each and every single one of you an amazing holiday season and a happy new year! If you are looking for some fun & festive drinks to try this holiday season we hope the recipes mentioned above have given you some neat ideas. Feel free to visit any one of our liquor store locations if you need help finding the right alcohol to go with your desires. See you soon!