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5 'Hot' Holiday Drinks Made Cool

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A steaming mug of cider or mulled wine is a classic way to warm up on a cold winter's eve - but why not start a new tradition by making fun frozen versions of hot holiday drinks? With the Margaritaville® Jimmy Buffett Anniversary Edition Key West™ Frozen Concoction Maker®, you can mix deliciously festive frozen concoctions in just seconds. Whether sipped by the fire or at the dinner table with friends, the frozen concoctions below are sure to give traditional holiday drinks a run for their money:

1. Mulled Wine Cooler 
Mulled red wine is a comforting drink to sip and warm your hands - but once you're back home with the heat cranked up, try this delicious frozen version. It features all the spices of traditional mulled wine mixed with ice for a refreshing and unexpected frozen treat. 

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces red wine 
  • 2 ounces orange liqueur
  • 1/2 teaspoon anise seed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 ounce liquid sugar 
  • Orange slices for garnish
  • Cinnamon sticks for garnish 

Directions
Add ice to the reservoir and all remaining ingredients to the Margaritaville® Jimmy Buffett Anniversary Edition Key West™ Frozen Concoction Maker®. Flip up the Shave & Blend switch to mix the frozen concoction to perfection. Pour into tall glasses, then garnish with orange slices and cinnamon sticks. 

wine Mix mulled wine flavors with ice for a cool take on the classic holiday drink.

2. Apple Cider Shandy
​It goes without saying that apple cider is always the It drink of the holiday season, but this cool and refreshing shandy rendition puts a fun twist on classic flavors. Pumpkin beer and a dash of lemon and orange juice turn basic apple cider into a whole new taste sensation that will make you feel like you're in a sunny paradise - and not the middle of a blizzard!

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces apple cider 
  • 1 pumpkin beer
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Lemon slices for garnish 

Directions
Add ice to the reservoir and all remaining ingredients to the Margaritaville® Jimmy Buffett Anniversary Edition Key West™ Frozen Concoction Maker®. Flip up the Shave & Blend switch to mix the frozen concoction to perfection. Pour into tall glasses and garnish with lemon slices. 

3. Chocolate Cherry Cocoa Frozen Treat 
A mug of hot chocolate has its place - but this recipe for a chocolate-cherry frozen version of hot chocolate should take a place on your holiday drink menu! Hot cocoa chills out when mixed with shaved ice, cherry flavor and rich milk chocolate. It's unfussy, surprisingly refreshing and perfect for keeping the good vibes going this holiday season. 

Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces hot chocolate, cooled 
  • 2 ounces cherry liqueur 
  • 1 ounce chocolate syrup
  • 3 ounces rum 
  • Cocoa powder for glass rims 
  • Chocolate shavings for garnish
  • Maraschino cherries for garnish

Directions
Add ice to the reservoir and all remaining ingredients to the Margaritaville® Jimmy Buffett Anniversary Edition Key West™ Frozen Concoction Maker®. Flip up the Shave & Blend switch to mix the frozen concoction to perfection. To prepare glasses, wet rims and dip into cocoa powder. Pour in frozen concoction, garnish with a sprinkle of chocolate shavings and a cherry, and enjoy. 

4. Soothing Not-Hot Toddy
A hot toddy is a holiday cure-all, the drink to rescue you from late nights, a pesky cold and strained schedules. Refresh and revive this season, however, with a cooler twist on the classic beverage. Sure, it's not hot - but it is full of honey and spices to soothe the soul. 

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces whiskey
  • 3 ounces seltzer water
  • 2 ounces lemon juice 
  • 1 tablespoon honey 
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 

Directions
Add ice to the reservoir and all remaining ingredients to the Margaritaville® Jimmy Buffett Anniversary Edition Key West™ Frozen Concoction Maker®. Flip up the Shave & Blend switch to mix the frozen concoction to perfection. Pour into tall glasses and enjoy. 

latte A butterscotch frozen latte is just the thing for after dinner.

5. Butterscotch Frozen Latte
Sipping a cup of coffee after a long, filling holiday meal is a relaxing ritual - many a fascinating conversation has been had over a late-night, post-dinner coffee. Give this comforting ritual a new spin by swapping hot coffee for a cool, creamy latte loaded with butterscotch flavor. It's the perfect de-caf concoction for winding down the night - or, if you'd rather use caffeinated coffee - for keeping the holiday festivities going into the wee hours of the morning. 

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces brewed decaffeinated coffee
  • 2 ounces bourbon 
  • 2 ounces skim milk 
  • 2 ounces butterscotch liqueur
  • 3/4 cup butterscotch-flavored ice cream
  • Brown sugar for glass rims
  • Whipped cream for topping
  • Chocolate sauce for topping

Directions
Add ice to the reservoir and all remaining ingredients to the Margaritaville® Jimmy Buffett Anniversary Edition Key West™ Frozen Concoction Maker®. Flip up the Shave & Blend switch to mix the frozen concoction to perfection. Coat glass rims with brown sugar, pour in frozen concoction. Add a swirl of whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce and enjoy. 

Remember to enjoy your frozen concoctions responsibly and follow all drinking laws.

 
 
 

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