Holiday Drinks

Baby it’s cold outside. Or maybe it’s not. But why let that stop you when there’s celebrating to be done? Here are some cheery ideas for blended drinks to help you celebrate the season.

Maybe the magic in Frosty’s hat wasn’t such a mystery after all. You can still call this drink Frosty the Snowman, but if you begin to dance around, make sure there’s a designated driver for your sleigh.

Frosty the Snowman


2 scoops of vanilla ice cream

1 scoop of ice

3 oz. peppermint schnapps

3 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream

3 oz. Vanilla Vodka (Stoli is one brand that makes this)

Blend for two minutes and serve in a tall glass. Garnish with a candy cane.

Jolly Old Elf


2 scoops of coffee ice cream

1 scoop of ice

3 oz. Kahlua

3. oz. Amaretto

2 oz. of cold coffee.

Blend for two minutes. Garnish it with coffee beans and serve it up.


2 scoops of vanilla ice cream

1 scoop of ice

2 oz. of crushed shortbread cookies, or any other cookies you have left in the house

3 oz. Vanilla Vodka

3 oz. Rum (Captain Morgan is a good choice)

Blend and serve it up with a few cookie sprinkles on the top.

Cookies and Cream

Start with 2 scoops of Cookies and Cream ice cream and a scoop of ice, then add:

3 oz. of white or green crème de menthe

3 oz. of Bailey’s Irish Cream

3 oz. of Bourbon (Southern Comfort works well)

Blend together and serve it in a festive glass. Don’t forget the noise maker.

Non-Alcoholic Christmas Punch

1 quart sweet cider

2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice

1 cup unsweetened cranberry juice

1 cup unsweetened orange juice

1/4 cup lemon juice pinch of clove, ground

1 banana, sliced

1 large slice fresh pineapple, cut into small chunks

Blend all the liquids together. Chill and serve in a punch bowl. Dust with cloves and float pineapple slices in the punch.

Egg Nog


4 eggs 1/4 cup (50 ml) water

1 cup (250 ml) instant nonfat dry milk

3 tablespoons (45 ml) sugar

1/2 teaspoon (2 ml) rum extract

1/2 teaspoon (2 ml) vanilla

Dash nutmeg

12 ice cubes

Put the eggs, water, milk, sugar rum extract, vanilla, nutmeg, and 6 ice cubes into your blender. Process on liquefy until the mixture is smooth. Gradually add the remaining ice cubes and continue the process until smooth. Pour into cups and sprinkle with nutmeg.

Egg Nog Rum


6 eggs

1 c. sugar

2 qt. milk

1 qt. heavy cream

Grated nutmeg

30 ml white rum

30 mi brandy

Break the eggs and separate the egg white and yolk. Beat the yolk until it becomes light. Slowly add the sugar and 1 quart of milk until the sugar is dissolved. Add the remaining milk, cream and liquor. Add the egg white and allow it to chill for at least an hour. Garnish with nutmeg before serving.

Remember, these eggnog recipes include raw eggs. There is always a small possibility of Salmonella food poisoning. The risk is greater for those who are pregnant, elderly or very young and those with medical problems which have impaired their immune systems. Some folks say the alcohol cures the eggs, but that may be wishful thinking.

You should never use unclean, cracked, broken or leaking eggs.

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