Christmas Cocktails

The Christmas cocktails that'll make your holidays merry and bright.

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Cranberry-Orange Holiday Punch

Valerie amps up the Christmas vibes for her boozy holiday punch with a wreath-like ice ring, spiced-thyme simple syrup and a garnish of in-season cranberries.

Get the Recipe: Cranberry-Orange Holiday Punch

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Use your slow-cooker to brew Sandra's holiday-worthy hot chocolate with evaporated milk, chocolate liqueur, peppermint schnapps and dark chocolate chips. Garnish with candy canes for an extra festive touch!

Get the Recipe: Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Eggnog

Fun fact: The ingredients for a classic eggnog — eggs, sugar, cream...bourbon — add up to what's essentially a delicious custard pie, minus any baking of course. Use this easy recipe to make your own custard-y beverage from scratch.

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Hot Buttered Rum

Although butter and rum are indeed two of the main ingredients, this holiday classic gains sweetness from brown sugar and spice from cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.

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Holiday Hot Chocolate

For her made-for-the-holiday hot chocolate, Ina flavors a mix of whole milk and half-and-half with white chocolate, good vanilla — both vanilla extract and vanilla bean seeds — and some Grand Marnier.

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Wassail

Alton adapts an old recipe to make every caroler's favorite drink, a wassail. The introduction of beaten eggs and brown-sugar-baked apples makes for a foamy, sweet mulled cider.

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Mulled Wine

Ina's recipe combines apple cider with red wine for a warming cocktail that'll serve a crowd.

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Gingerbread Martini

Trisha whips up her indulgent holiday martinis by combining Irish cream liqueur, vodka, coffee liqueur, vanilla ice cream and homemade gingerbread simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.

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Santa's Sleigh Cocktail

With a name like Santa's Sleigh, what's not to love? Whip up Sandra Lee's festive concoction in a blender with eggnog, vanilla ice cream, amaretto, brandy and nutmeg, plus whole cinnamon sticks for garnish.

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Hot Spiced Sangria

Cook red and white wine in a slow cooker with frozen fruit for a wintry take on classic sangria

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Puerto Rican Coconut Milk-Rum Christmas Drink: Coquito

Ring in the Yuletide with something frothy, sweet and spicy, like a coquito. This traditional Puerto Rican Christmas cocktail is full of rich coconut flavor.

Get the Recipe: Puerto Rican Coconut Milk-Rum Christmas Drink: Coquito

Candy Cane Cocktail

Sandra mimics the flavors of a candy cane in a cocktail by using equal parts vanilla rum, white chocolate liqueur and peppermint schnapps.

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Irish Eggnog

Homemade eggnog gets an Irish twist from Irish cream liqueur and Irish whiskey.

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Berry Kir Royale

Though Kir Royale is traditionally made with Champagne, Valerie Bertinelli substitutes prosecco. This combination of Italian bubbly, cassis and fresh berries dropped in the glasses provides a hint of currant flavor that trumpets your taste buds to attention, as is the duty of a first-class aperitif.

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Cranberry Punch Pizzazz

Sandra's cranberry cocktail is made with Merlot and cranberry juice infused with cinnamon and cardamom.

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Rosario's Rumpope

No holiday is complete without this traditional Ecuadorian family recipe for eggnog. This rumpope (pronounced "rom-poe-pay") recipe features canned peaches for a fun punch of fruity flavor.

Get the Recipe: Rosario's Rumpope (Ecuadorian Holiday Eggnog)

Cherry Brandy Old-Fashioned

Muddle cherries to add flavor and a Christmas tint to a classic old fashioned.

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White Chocolate Eggnog

Take notes from Sandra's recipe to punch up store-bought eggnog with white chocolate liqueur, white rum and whipped topping, with grated white chocolate and pumpkin pie spice for garnish.

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Cranberry Kir Royale

For this fizzy kir, Tyler makes a fruity syrup from scratch with frozen cranberries, orange juice and sugar and tops the crimson liquid with Champagne for sparkle.

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Country Christmas Tea

Sandra turns chai tea into an adults-only cocktail with spiced rum and vanilla-flavored vodka.

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Layered Christmas Shooter

Sour apple schnapps, grenadine and gold-flecked cinnamon schnapps form the festive layers in this party-perfect shot.

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Candy Cane Cooler

Kick off your holiday party with this candy-inspired cocktail made with mint-infused vodka.

Get the Recipe: Candy Cane Cooler