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Holiday Libations:  Three Holiday Perfect Beverage Recipes

Holiday Libations: Three Holiday Perfect Beverage Recipes

It’s time to get in the spirit this season, with three holiday drinks each tested and enjoyed by the Børn team.

Today we’re offering recipes for Bourbon Maple Apple Cider, Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, and Spiced Hot Chocolate. Each of these recipes are easy to whip up and are sure to entertain your guests for a night of trivia games or movie-watching. Pick whichever drink fits the mood and your palette, grab a blender, and start blending.

Two of these options, the smoothie and hot chocolate, are non-alcoholic. If you’re in the mood to party, mix in your favorite liquor to taste. For each drink, we recommend finishing popping in a fun straw that shows off your skills as a well-prepared and thoughtful host.

Bourbon Maple Apple Cider
Serves two

Holiday Bourbon Maple Apple Cider















6 ounces Bourbon
4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
4-6 teaspoons pure maple syrup to taste
1 cup spiced apple cider
apple slices for garnish

Our favorite party drink – this one is best enjoyed surrounded by friends during a cozy Saturday game night.

Watch the video here!

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Serves two (non-alcoholic)

Holiday Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

2 (6 ounce) containers vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup pumpkin pie filling
1 frozen banana, cut into chunks
2 cups apple juice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 dash ground nutmeg

With no alcohol content and no added sugar, this smoothie is good enough to serve to the kiddies.

Watch the video here!

Spiced Hot Chocolate
Serves four (non-alcoholic)

Holiday Spiced Hot Chocolate

2/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 pinch salt
4 cups whole milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

The spiced part of this drink comes from the cayenne pepper. Enjoy it after a meal for a satisfying kick.

Watch the video here!

We hope these delicious drinks bring you warmth and fun times this holiday season. Try them out and let us know which one is your favorite in the comments.

Now if you’ll excuse us, we’re going to go blend up a delicious pumpkin pie smoothie and watch our favorite holiday flick.