Try pouring a bottle of Syrah into a sauce pan along with a cheesecloth filled with two cloves, a cinnamon stick and a half piece of nutmeg. Add in 10-12 ounces of filtered water and bring slowly to a simmer not a boil. This drink will make your home smell so good for your holiday get together or romantic night in.
For a lovely shade of drink think (rhymes baby, it's how you know you're a writer) about making a sunset hued cocktail with unsweetened cranberry juice, orange juice, cinnamon and your favorite alcohol. For a warm drink heat the cinnamon along with the cranberry and alcohol, then at the very end before serving add in the orange juice. Try serving in a victorian style tumbler for the biggest wow -didn't-think-Greg-had glasses moment.
For a lighter holiday treat in a glass the mixture of fresh cucumber, lemon vodka and club soda with pomegranate juice is great tasting and easy to make for a large gathering. A good way to offer this as a party drink is to fill a footed glass pitcher and offer a glass with fresh cranberries strung along a toothpick with a slice of cucumber at the top.