Holiday traditions abound in the United States, and, during the months of November and December especially, they influence everything from our music to our food. They even influence what we drink.
Festive drinks have been around for centuries. For hundreds of years people in different cultures throughout the world have spent an extra amount of effort and time to create special, seasonal drinks only consumed during the winter months and around the holidays.
Here are five classic holiday (alcoholic) beverages -- their history, where you can find them, and even their recipes if don't want to venture out into the cold. Cheers!