Christmas Morning Brunch: 5 Beverage Ideas To Start The Holiday Right, Enjoy While Opening Gifts

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Find here festive recipes for easy holiday entertaining that are super fun and creative, plus restaurants that will be serving traditional Christmas beverages. Photo: Getty Images

After your delicious Christmas eve dinner comes a morning full of smiles and lots of excitement. If you have planned to open gifts with your family dressed in pajamas, you only need tasty hot or cold drinks for adults and your little ones.

Find below five festive recipes for easy holiday entertaining, plus the traditional Christmas beverages that McDonalds will be serving.

  • McCafé Peppermint Beverages

McCafé Peppermint Beverages McCafé Peppermint Beverages Photo: McDonalds

Christmas is a special holiday that brings the whole family together around food, gifts and celebration. And what better way to kick off the Christmas morning than with a delicious seasonal coffee? That’s why McCafé Peppermint Mocha is the perfect drink for a cozy Christmas morning. Made with espresso beans (that are sustainably sourced from Rainforest Alliance CertifiedTM farms!) served with steamed U.S.-sourced whole or nonfat milk, and peppermint chocolate syrup, the McCafé Peppermint Mocha brings the cheer of the holiday season.

For the little ones, the McCafé Peppermint Hot Chocolate is the right choice. Freshly brewed and silky smooth with a hint of mint chocolaty goodness. To add more deliciousness, the McCafé seasonal beverages are served with a whipped topping (which has no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives) along with a delicious chocolate drizzle.

You can enjoy them in new glistening-stars holiday cups touting “Wonder in Every Sip”– meant to inspire the joy of the holiday season. These popular seasonal McCafé beverages are available at U.S. restaurants nationwide for a limited time. For those looking to stay cozy inside, customers can get their favorite McCafé Peppermint beverages delivered to them with McDelivery on UberEATS.

  • Angry Egg Nog

Angry Egg Nog Angry Egg Nog Photo: Courtesy


1 bottle Angry Orchard Cinnful Apple

4 oz Jamaican Rum or Spiced Rum

4 oz Heavy Cream

1 oz Ruby Port

0.5 cup Granulated Sugar

4 Whole Eggs


Add eggs, milk, and sugar to a mixing bowl and whisk together until sugar is dissolved. Add the rest of the ingredients and whisk until combined. Refrigerate and serve when cold. Garnish with grated nutmeg

  • Banana Choco Delight

Banana Choco Delight Banana Choco Delight Photo: Courtesy


2 ounces Banana HI-CHEW Infused Overproof Dark Rum 

1.5 tablespoons cocoa 

1.5 cups whole milk 

3 ounces dark chocolate 

1.5 tablespoons sugar 

2 tablespoons peanut butter 

Whipped cream and banana garnish 


In a small saucepan, heat half of the milk until warm, then whisk in the cocoa until no lumps remain. Add the remaining milk, chocolate, sugar, and peanut butter, and whisk until all is melted, smooth, and hot. Remove from the heat, stir in the rum, and divide between two mugs. Top with fresh whipped cream and a slice of caramelized banana. 


 The infusion ratio is one piece of candy per ounce of mezcal. Soak the candy until dissolved. 

  • Grapefruit Sours Sparkler 

Grapefruit Sours Sparkler Grapefruit Sours Sparkler  Photo: Courtesy


4 ounces sparkling wine 

1 ounce Mango or Sour Grapefruit HI-CHEW Infused Brandy 

1 dash Angostura bitters 


Measure the bitters and brandy into a coupe, top with sparkling wine. 


The infusion ratio is one piece of candy per ounce of brandy. Soak the candy until dissolved.

  • Award Winning Orchard

AO Award Winning Orchard Award Winning Orchard. Photo: Courtesy


2 oz. Angry Orchard Crisp Apple

1 oz. St. Germain

2 oz. Champagne


Build in a champagne flute and garnish with a lemon twist


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Shirley Gomez has been exposed to many aspects of the art world. Besides being a Fashion Journalist, she studied Fashion Styling and Fashion Styling for Men at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Interior Design at UNIBE and Fashion Design at ITSMJ Fashion School in the Dominican Republic. She worked as a Fashion Journalist, Fashion Stylist and Social Media Manager at one of the most recognized magazines in the Dominican Republic, Oh! Magazine, as an occasional Entertainment Journalist, of the prestigious newspaper “Listín Diario”, as well as a fashion collaborator of a radio show aired in 100.9 FM SuperQ. When Shirley is not writing you can find her listening Demi Lovato or Beyonce's songs, decorating her apartment or watching Family Feud.