Holly Jolly Holiday Sips

‘Tis the season for soaking in the company of our loved ones and cherishing the precious moments we are able to share with one another. No matter how you choose to celebrate the season this year, sipping on something festive only adds to the fun. From traditional toddies to fresh new flavors in your cup, read on for a few of our favorite yuletide libations.


Holly Jolly Holiday Sips

Spiked Eggnog

This rich and creamy cocktail is a classic for cozy households everywhere on Christmas Eve. Boasting seasonal spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon and infused with warming bourbon or rum, this is a go-to that pairs perfectly with opening presents and fireside conversation. Buy your favorite brand of eggnog by the carton — or, if you’re feeling adventurous, take a stab at this homemade version for a rich and rewarding result in a roomy open kitchen from Richmond American.


Hot Toddies

Have a tiny sniffle in your nose right before this busy time? Lucky for you, this classic cocktail has been described as “whiskey chicken soup” and is sure to warm you up while (anecdotally) boosting your immune system. All you need is boiling water, lemon juice, a squeeze of honey, and a few ounces of Scotch, Irish, or American whisky/whiskey — but you can also add an orange slice, some cloves, and a cinnamon stick for a sweet seasonal garnish. You feel better already, right?


Apple Cider

Few flavors say “the holidays” better than spiced apples! Best served warm with a splash of citrus and a picturesque cinnamon stick — and some rum or whiskey if you’re in a happy hour mood — we love how effortlessly this beverage comes together. Call on your slow cooker for a set-it-and-forget-it method atop modern quartz countertops you’ll find in the Meridian Collection from Oakwood Homes, and before you know it this seasonal sweet drink will be ready for sippin’.


Holly Jolly Holiday Sips


For those who may be dreaming of a “wine” Christmas this year — get it? — be sure to fill your glass with this delicious Iberian beverage. A fusion of fruity flavors swirls seamlessly with spices and spirits to create a fun and festive take on your traditional glass of vino. For best results, make your pitcher a day in advance! At Reunion, the Crescendo Collection floorplans from TRI Pointe Homes are equipped with spacious, updated appliances, so fridge space is one less thing to worry about when stocking up on holiday groceries and storing items like large pitchers and containers. Top it all off with a bit of bubbly to bring the drink back to life before serving, and enjoy!

Whether you’re making new traditions or enjoying togetherness with those you love most, being home for the holidays just feels right at Reunion — and a stiff drink or two doesn’t hurt either! Find your forever home here.