Make Merry with Boozy Holiday Drinks

Pour your friends and fam boozy seasonal cocktails, from eggnog martinis to steamy hot toddy swigs, that'll warm your clan up in a jiff.

Holiday SEO; Holiday Party Punch

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Armando Rafael, 2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Whether you're having a sweet-as-can-be cookie exchange, a Secret Santa party or a mix-and-mingle cocktail affair, the holidays are a time to let loose and be merry. In the spirit of the season, pour your friends and fam boozy seasonal cocktails, from eggnog martinis to steamy hot toddy swigs, that'll warm your clan up in a jiff.

If for no other reason than sheer quantity, parties are better with punch. Serve a big batch of this crowd-ready, fizzy  Holiday Party Punch, made with a blend of sparkling cider, cranberry juice, ginger ale and vodka, and let guests serve themselves from an old-fashioned punch bowl.

Holiday SEO; Hot Ginger Toddy

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Armando Rafael, 2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

A traditional hot toddy is just a warming blend of honey, hot water and liquor, but the chefs in our Food Network Kitchen spice up the classic with their  Hot Ginger Toddy. Homemade ginger syrup and freshly squeezed lemon juice add an invigorating quality to this warming bourbon-based drink.

Food Network Sandra Lee Santas Sleigh Cocktail

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Marshall Troy, FOOD NETWORK : 2012,Television Food Network,G.P.

With a store-bought eggnog base,  Santa's Sleigh Cocktail is a creamy holiday martini blended with vanilla ice cream, brandy, amaretto liqueur and spices, finished off with a festive sugar rim.

Mulled Wine

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Wine is good to go on its own, but it's sure to get you in the holiday spirit when it's steeped with warming spices. Ina Garten simmers apple cider, red wine, honey, orange juice and spices together for her crowd-pleasing  Mulled Wine.

Food Network Rachael Ray Hot Buttered Rum

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Marshall Troy, FOOD NETWORK : 2012,Television Food Network,G.P.

Rachael Ray's  Hot Buttered Rum is a holiday favorite, blended with four spices, brown sugar, honey and spiced rum. And it's fixed with real butter. Hey, it's the holidays, after all.

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