French-Style Hot Chocolate with Coffee
This classic way to make hot chocolate doesn't use any powders or water. The drink that comes out is rich and creamy, and the freshly brewed coffee takes it to a whole new level of decadence. It's the perfect way to wake up after dinner.
Cranberry Mulled White Wine
This is a warm drink made with mulling spices. To start, you can pick a white wine that doesn't have any alcohol in it. You could use white grape juice instead, but since it's already sweet, there's no need to add honey to the mixture (or taste it, while cooking, and add just a little back in for flavour).
Woodchuck Warmer Apple Cider
You don't have to use alcohol to make this drink. You can make a steaming mug of deliciously spiced apple cider with an electric pressure cooker or an Instant Pot.
It's a sophisticated drink for adults to enjoy at a party, but it doesn't contain alcohol, so it won't give you a headache. Adding a little club soda to it makes it taste even better.
Sparkling Pear & Orange Champagne Punch
If you don't want to drink alcohol, you can replace the champagne with a non-alcoholic sparkling cider like Martinelli's. It will give the dish all the flavour and fizz you need. But what really makes it festive is the fruit-filled bundt pan ice ring.
Warm Tea-and-Cider Punch
This drink is a mix of tea that has been steeped in hot cider that is both soothing and energising. To make it safe for kids and parents, just leave out the bourbon. If you want, you can add one teaspoon of alcohol-free vanilla essence to the pot to make it more interesting.
Pumpkin spice lattes may be most popular in the fall, but when the holidays come around, gingerbread should be used to flavour your coffee. Since you will be making this dish in a slow cooker, you will only need a few minutes to throw in the ingredients and then let the Crock-Pot do its thing.