December 22nd, 2012

5 holiday cider drinks great with or without booze

Verses from My Kitchen

Cider Rum Punch from Verses From My Kitchen

I do declare: Let the Christmas festivities drinking begin!

What? Monday is Christmas Eve, it’s not like we’re going to actually work. Why not get a head start?!

If you’re with me, I want you to save the fussing and fancy bitters for next week (or, even better, for New Year’s Eve). This weekend is about relaxing by the glow of your tree after last minute shopping, sipping cocktails while wrapping presents and hanging with family and friends through it all. Forget the signature cocktail and mix up a simple elixir using the apple cider you already have in the fridge. It’ll be festive, easy, and you can use nearly any booze you have in the house. In fact, you can skip the booze all together.

At Cool Mom Picks, I’ve rounded up 5 apple cider cocktails that make killer mocktails, too. These drinks are what you need to be sipping on this weekend.

(And while we’re at it, I’ve also rounded up 10 easy edible holiday gifts that the kids can help make. Suggestion: bake and then drink. Unless, of course, you’re skilled at buzzed baking!)

These drinks are seriously just as delicious without alcohol as they are with, so start without booze before the kids go to bed and share. Then, if you’re so inclined, add the booze once the kiddie’s are down.

Hop on over to Cool Mom Picks for 5 apple cider cocktails that make mean mocktails, too, including Cider Rum Punch, Honeycrisp and Bourbon Spiced Cider, Apple Cider Hot Toddy and more!

Happy holidays drinking!

S, xo

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