Join Test Kitchen Director Robby Melvin to whip up these three delicious, seasonal cocktails in a jiffy with the help of Thermador. Your guests will love sipping on Warm Citrus Cider, the bright Blue Christmas, and classic Eggnog.


Warm Citrus Cider

1 gal. apple cider
2 cups orange juice
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 orange, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
1 1/2 teaspoons whole cloves
3 cinnamon sticks
Dark rum (optional)
Garnish: apple slices

Apple cider, orange juice, orange slices, lemon slices, cloves, and cinnamon sticks to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes. Discard solids. Garnish each serving with an apple slice, if desired. Serve hot.


Blue Christmas

1 ounce blue Curacao
1 ounce vodka
1 ounce fresh lime juice
4 ounces sparkling wine
Ice cubes
Garnish: orange slice

Pour blue Curacao, vodka, fresh lime juice, and sparkling wine into a red wine glass filled with 4 or 5 ice cubes. Stir and garnish with an orange slice.



6 large eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups milk
1 cup brandy
1/4 cup rum
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups whipping cream
Garnishes: whipped cream, grated fresh nutmeg

Stir together egg and sugar in a large saucepan; gradually stir in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 18 to 20 minutes or until mixture thickens and coats a metal spoon. Remove from heat; stir in brandy, rum, and vanilla. Cover and chill 8 hours. Beat whipping cream at high speed with an electric mixer until soft peaks form; fold into chilled egg mixture. Garnish, if desired.

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