When it comes to cocktails perfect for the holiday season, there are a lot of options. When I was growing up, my dad would always pour a little whiskey in his eggnog.

With winter weather upon us, you may be looking for a delicious Christmas cocktail recipe to shake off the cold. 2020 has been a tough year for a lot of people, and we could all use a few extra doses of holiday spirit.

Alcohol.org, a resource for the treatment of substance use disorders, recently conducted a survey of 3,000 people over the age of 21. They found 34% of those surveyed admitted that they start drinking first thing in the morning on Christmas Day.

It turns out that the most popular Christmas cocktail among most Americans is eggnog. Of course, we're talking about boozy eggnog. In my family, Crown Royal is the preferred mixer.

The survey also aimed to put together a list of the most popular Christmas cocktails in America based on responses from participants. According to alcohol.org, the most popular Christmas cocktail in Montana is hot buttered rum.

According to Wikipedia, Hot buttered rum is a mixed drink that contains rum, butter, hot water or cider, a sweetener, and various spices including cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.

If you're feeling festive this year and want to try making your own hot buttered rum, there are a lot of different recipes available online. Here's a recipe from foodnetwork.com that sounds pretty good if you're interested.

If you don't have time to make hot buttered rum, you could always just mix some whiskey with some eggnog.

Happy Holidays!

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