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9 yummy drink recipes for fall and winter

By: Ashley Chase on Oct. 19, 2010, 6:34 a.m.
frothy mug of milk with cinnamon sprinkled on top

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Holiday milk punch

This party beverage is a great alternative to eggnog because it has no heavy cream or egg. The best part? It can be frozen and saved for up to a month.

Prep time: 5 minutes; "Cook" time: 4-8 hours (for chilling)


• 1 cup sugar

• 1 cup dark rum

• 1/2 cup brandy

• 2 tablespoons vanilla extract

• 1/2 gallon whole milk

• Grated nutmeg (optional)


1. Combine rum, brandy and vanilla extract in a large, heavy pitcher and dissolve sugar in the mixture.

2. Add milk; freeze until very cold or even slushy (4-8 hours).

3. Pour into glasses and grate nutmeg (or sprinkle ground nutmeg) on top, if desired. Serves eight.