Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Juicy Juice. All opinions are my own.
We’re hosting Christmas this year for extended family so this week we’re busy planning the menu. We’re going to cook ham, lasagna, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, crescent rolls, and or course appetizers and desserts to round out the main meal.
For drinks, along with the standard sodas, liquors, wine, and juices, we want to offer a festive beverage. While most drinks are served cold, a warm one stands out for keeping guests cozy on cold winter nights.
As such, we tried a Holiday Cheer cozy drink recipe from Juicy Juice as a trial run as part of our Christmas party drink menu. It’s a drink served warm to take the chill out of cold tummies. The recipe was so easy to make. It only had six ingredients, many of which I already had on hand.
We did take one shortcut. The recipe called for cranberry juice and pineapple juice. We found Cran-Pineapple juice at the store that was already combined in one bottle, so we used that. Making the recipe was super easy. We just combined all the ingredients into one pot, boiled it, then strained it.
The Holiday Cheer cozy drink was a big hit with the family! The various juices made it sweet enough to appeal to all, but it wasn’t overly sweet. The lemon added a bit of citrus zing, and the cinnamon and nutmeg gave it a holiday flavor.
The recipe serves 12, so it’s ideal for a party. If serving to a smaller group, refrigerate any leftovers. When ready to drink again, simply warm up a mug in the microwave or in a pot on the stove.
Now that our “trial run” is over, we’re looking forward to serving this at our party on Christmas day to compliment the rest of our menu.
As for the upcoming New Year, give the kids a fun and easy project to do to commemorate the past year with this New Year’s Time Capsule Craft. Also, try making some cool Juice Box Snowmen with an upcycled craft.