As the days get shorter and the nights get cooler, you’ll find my choice of drinks changing from light summer cocktails to hardier beverages just in time for the holidays. Water of course, will always top my list, but these delicious beverages help make the holidays merrier.


Favorite holiday drinks:

1.  Water – Good ole thirst quenching water will always top my list of favorite drinks any time of the year!

2.  Hot Chocolate – As inviting as I find its wonderful aroma, I have never developed a taste for coffee. During the winter you’ll find me ordering hot chocolate if I meet a friend for “coffee.”

3.  Southern Comfort Egg Nog –  Even though this thick and creamy drink with a hint of vanilla is a holiday favorite of mine, it’s a major treat for me, and I only purchase it when we’re entertaining.

4.  Mint Chocolate Coconut Milk – I discovered this beverage two years ago, and it’s become a huge favorite to sip on occasionally during the holidays. If you’ve read my blog for more than two seconds you know that I’m a fan of anything mint-chocolate. In fact, my friend Kelley happened to read that and surprised me with a carton of this delicious beverage for my birthday!  

5.  Toasted Almond – I discovered this drink in a bartending class I took my senior year in college. Funny thing was, I took the class (offered by a local bar where Bill and went on our first date) even though I really didn’t drink much. I saved the recipe, found it years later, and started making it. 

Bonus:  Baileys Irish Cream – It would never dawn on me to pour a Baileys during the summer, but after a holiday dinner you might find me reaching for a Baileys on the rocks with dessert.

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Today I’m joining the DC Trifecta’s Friday Five Linkup with Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC, Cynthia at You Signed Up for What?!, and Mar at Mar on the Run!  Today’s topic is Five Favorite Fall Drinks, but as you can see I took a few liberties and chose to substitute holiday for fall. Please stop by these DC area bloggers’ blogs to say hello; and while you’re there, be sure to check out other bloggers who are also participating in the linkup.


  • Questions:
  • What are your favorite fall drinks?
  • What’s your favorite holiday beverages?
  • Are you racing this weekend?