It isn't a party without one of these tried-and-true cocktail recipes, featuring classic holiday flavors like cranberry, candy canes and even apple pie!
Cranberries are for more than just Thanksgiving! uses this chutney on sandwiches, hunks of cheddar and even (yes) in a "sneeky." This cocktail is delicious, easy and so pretty — pour it into your most festive stemware for an instant party.
Kahlúa, chocolate, heavy cream and ginger make this cocktail a merry mocha treat that will satisfy anyone with a sweet tooth (or a coffee buzz craving).
Move over, mimosas. This sparkling clementine concoction is your new Christmas brunch staple.
The best thing about this cocktail is the cute reindeer topping assembled from rosemary antlers, cloves for eyes, a marshmallow head and a perfect cranberry red nose.
This easy cocktail recipe uses jam. You have a million other things to do this Christmas, and muddling fruit isn't one of them.
This crisp cocktail, infused with orange peel and cranberry, is a classic with a merry twist.
Kahlua tastes amazing in Mexican coffee, so this blogger got to thinking about what it'd taste like in a warm cup of hot cocoa. Spoiler alert: It's delicious.
Step 1: Infuse vodka with candy canes. Need we say more?
This coconutty concoction will make you want to deck the halls all night long.
Deck out a classic Moscow Mule for the holidays by adding a splash of cranberry juice. Finish with sugared cranberries, of course.
This festive twist on a classic drink is great for someone who loves sweet things. Line the rim of the glass with sugar, ginger and cinnamon.
Swap out summery sangria flavors for more festive ingredients, including cran-apple cider, pomegranate seeds and clementines. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary for a touch of wintry flair.
Cranberries aren't just meant to be served as a dinner's side dish. This recipe calls for one full cup.
This blogger suggests using a sweetened cranberry juice (as opposed to natural), because it'll taste better with this Italian white wine.
A drink commonly enjoyed in the Caribbean during the holiday season, this cocktail features spiced up florals.
Instead of loading in a ton of tropical fruit, go for seasonal instead — this sangria includes soaked cranberries, apples, and rosemary sprigs.
Boiling water can be substituted for hot apple cider in this steamy, tasty beverage.
Juniper berries and star anise are just a couple delicious culprits behind this flavorful wine.
In 4 to 5 hours you'll have this spiked peppermint potion that, served with hot chocolate, whipped cream and crushed candy canes, will surely amp up the festivities.
This drink, garnished with fresh sprigs of mint, white sugar and cranberries, looks like a Christmas carol just waiting to happen.
With mint and berry flavors, this layered treat has three parts: grenadine syrup, green creme de menthe and good ol' peppermint schnapps.
Turn the classic Cosmo into a holiday treat with a little pomegranate.
Top your eggnog concoction with homemade or store-bought gingerbread.
No magic was used in the making of this drink (just eggnog with Bailey's).
Serve this holiday martini — finished off with a splash of fresh orange juice — in a glass ornament for a clever way to bring all the cheer (because presentation really is key).
What you'll need: heavy duty glass bulbs ($7, )
The vibrant green hue is only half the reason this drink was named for the sassy Christmas character. The other half? Its tangy taste.
Red-and-white striped straws offer guests a hint as to what this rich and creamy drink will taste like.
Apple pie on the rocks, coming right up. We take ours with a brown sugar rim.
This will inspire you to get those decorations up stat.