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Texan Christmas Tipples That Won’t Get You Too Drunk

Blanche Eva

December 9, 2021

Planning your Christmas eve soirée? From warm, mulled ciders and ice-cold brewskis to cocktail-inspired kombuchas and steaming hot, spiced coffees, indulge in holiday brews crafted by small-batch Texan cideries, coffee roasteries, wineries, and distilleries.

Yule Shoot Your Eye Out Ale by Karbach Brewing

Loaded with smooth caramel malt, orange peel, and a citrus burst, you’ll find it hard to find a better holiday ale in Houston. A coveted Christmas ale, this red ale is a fine way to kickstart the hoppy holidays. Available only during the festive season, this easy-going beer is Santa-approved! 

Hot Honey Cider by Austin Eastciders

A winter warmer that combines a light, crisp apple cider with honey and smoky pepper, this Hot Honey Cider comes packed with season’s greetings and oodles of flavor. A cozy blend that’s homemade, this seasonal cider packs flavor and flair. If you want to get your hands on comforting ciders in Texas, you’re in luck! Texas is brimming with dry, sparkling, and well-balanced ciders from small-batch cideries. 

Eggnog by BuzzBallz Chillers

A decadent cocktail, rich in vanilla with familiar hints of cinnamon and nutmeg, this cream-based cocktail will get you in the holiday spirit. Crafted with all the ingredients that go into this Christmas classic, Eggnog by BuzzBallz Chillers packs in a punch at an ABV of 15%. Served in a convenient size of 187-ml, this single-serve is as easy as shake and pour! 

Photo courtesy of Tia Wines/BuzzBallz, LLC

Main Street Christmas Wine by The Fredericksburg Winery

A sweet, red wine brewed with Christmas spice, this one’s a winter warmer. A season special made from Texan-grown grapes, this mulled wine is delicately spiced with cloves, nutmeg, orange peel, and other Christmas spices. Best savored warm, one sip will transport you to the vivid Weihnachtsmarktes (Christmas markets) in Germany. 

Cocktail Kombuchas by Greenbelt Craft Kombuchas

With gourmet kombuchas and non-alcoholic cocktail-inspired flavors, your Christmas doesn’t have to be boozy. This winter, sip on finely-crafted kombuchas that are healthy, sugar-free, and brewed using only the highest quality teas. Try the rejuvenating and fruit-forward Pineapple Ginger Turmeric Oolong, which features a base of Oolong Black Dragon tea, pineapple flavors, with an irresistible ginger and turmeric kick. Or, stick to sparkling kombucha mocktails like Juniper & Tonic or Elderberry Sangria for a healthy and probiotic kick.

Ugly Sweaters on Tito’s Handmade Vodka 

Ugly sweaters are a solid Christmas theme, especially when paired with potent, holiday brews. At a whopping 40% ABV, Tito’s Handmade Vodka is America’s original craft vodka. Using old-fashioned pots and a sophisticated ageing process, this gluten-free vodka will put you in the yuletide season. Donning an adorable knit sweater, the 750 ml bottle is a lovable Christmas bar accessory. 

Mistletoe Matcha by Fiction Coffee

Wrap your mittened fingers around Mistletoe Matcha, a peppermint, matcha-chai latte, a seasonal specialty. Brewed by Fiction Coffee, a chain of laid-back cafes in Dallas,  mocha enthusiasts can indulge in Falala Latte, a delicious, cinnamon, and lavender latte; or Candy Cane Forest, a peppermint latte. Brewed from artisanal roasters, this drink will warm your heart and help you ‘espresso’ yourself during the most wonderful time of the year. 

That’s a wrap on the malty, delicious, not-so-potent holiday brews that make our noël oh so joyous. For more potent eggnogs, cocktails and whiskies, channel your inner bartender and get the jingle juice and holiday spirits flowing!