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Preparing Christmas Drinks with Thermos® Products

If you're having a large crowd over for the holidays, and want to find some recipes for great drinks to make for your family and friends this holiday season, look no further. Here are some quick drinks that you can prepare for your guests that they're sure to love-and you will too, since you won't be stuck in the kitchen all day. These drinks are also easy to make and serve in Thermos® products, so if you're traveling to someone else's home for the holiday season, you can take your contribution to the holiday party with you.

Thermos Carafes

Apple Pie


  • 1 gallon apple juice
  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 8 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 (750 milliliter) bottle 190 proof grain alcohol

    In a large pot, combine apple juice, apple cider, sugar and cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and let cool completely. When juice mixture is cool, Stir in the grain alcohol.


    Amaretto Fudge Cappuccino


  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon TASTER'S CHOICE® 100% Pure Instant Coffee
  • 2 tablespoons Amaretto Flavor NESTLE® CARNATION® COFFEE-MATE® Liquid or Powdered Coffee Creamer
  • 1 tablespoon Chocolate Flavor NESTLE® NESQUIK™ Syrup
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Chocolate shavings (optional)

    Combine water and Taster's Choice® in large mug; stir until coffee is dissolved. Stir in Coffee-mate® and Nestle® Nesquik™. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

    Thermos Food Jars


    Billy's Favorite Gingerbread Spiced Coffee Syrup


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger root, sliced
  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken into large pieces
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole allspice berries
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

    In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine water, sugar, and honey. Stir in ginger, cinnamon stick, cloves, allspice, peppercorns, and nutmeg; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool for 20 minutes, then strain through a fine mesh sieve, or double layer cheesecloth.

    If you want to travel with your holiday drinks, or want to find a convenient but classy way to serve the drinks to guests, there are several Thermos® products you can use. For instance, you can use the Stainless Steel Food Jar to hold large amounts of drinks if you're having a big get-together, so that you won't have to refill the jar so often. The Food Jar can keep your beverages hot or cold for up to 6 hours, and the stainless steel interior is classy and timeless. You can also try the Stainless Steel Carafe; this way, your guests can pour out what they want, and come back as many times as they want to enjoy your great holiday beverages. If you're planning on bring a cold drink to your Christmas party, you can also purchase the bottle chiller from Thermos®. So, if you need to pick up a bottle of champagne, wine, or sparkling cider, you can take your gift to the party in style.