Drinks

Holidays in the South: 13 Must-Try Cocktails

Festive concoctions to help make your season a little more jolly
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HOLIDAY WHISKEY PUNCH

The big-batch solution to making crowd-pleasing cocktails.

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photo: TARA DONNE

HOLIDAY MILK PUNCH

A New Orleans mainstay, milk punch is the South’s answer to eggnog.

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photo: Johnny Autry

HOT TODDY: HONEY BUNNY

Smooth and embracing, a good toddy is hard to resist.

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photo: SQUIRE FOX

JOY WAGON: A SPARKLING HOLIDAY COCKTAIL

A delightful alternative to a traditional flute of bubbly.

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photo: JASON HORN

CHRISTMAS IN HOLLIS

Looking for something to take the edge off the in-laws’ impending visit? This concoction from T. Cole Newton of Twelve Mile Limit should do the trick.

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A CAJUN-SPIKED SPIN ON CHRISTMAS EGGNOG

Lafayette native and former One Flew South bartender Tiffanie Barriere shares her eggnog recipe that captures the spirit of the holidays in Louisiana with one sip.

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photo: JEFF MOORE/GREEN OLIVE MEDIA

EUDORA WELTY’S CHRISTMAS EGGNOG

A family eggnog recipe from Mississippi’s first lady of letters Eudora Welty.

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KNOCKOUT BOURBON PUNCH

The potent punch recipe from our October/November 2014 cover.

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photo: JENNIFER CAUSEY

BOURBON-SPIKED SPICED HOT CHOCOLATE

A sweet recipe to combat the cold, wintry nights.

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photo: BRENNAN WESLEY

SIR ISAAC NEWTON

A perfect cold weather cocktail from Jeremy Wingle of Poole’s Downtown Diner in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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photo: JOHNNY AUTRY

THE COMMANDER’S PALACE BLOODY MARY

No gathering is complete without a Bloody Mary—so why not make it a good one?

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photo: ERIC MEDSKER, COURTESY OF TEN SPEED PRESS

A SMOKIN’ GOOD BLOODY MARY

Because you can’t have too much of a good thing, here’s another Bloody Mary recipe from Atlanta bartender Nate Shuman that’s a step above your typical morning-after libation.

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photo: PETER FRANK EDWARDS

PINEAPPLE MEZCAL COCKTAIL

Set the punch bowl aside and serve up your very own cask-aged cocktails.

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photo: JOHNNY AUTRY