During the next few months you may find yourself hosting a big bash with attendees attired in their finest duds or just having the couple next door over for a quiet toast. But whatever the size of your party, welcoming guests into your home with the mouthwatering aromas of these delicious hot drinks is a great way to celebrate the season. These treats warm the insides on a cold night with their mingling of fresh herbs and spices, fruit and just a hint of sweetness. These luscious hot mixes (both with alcohol and without) are sure to become festive favorites. Here are three more reasons to stir them all up this holiday season.
—A.J. Rathbun, author of Dark Spirits: 200 Classy Concoctions Starring Bourbon, Brandy, Scotch, Whiskey, Rum and More (Harvard Common Press, September 2009)