Whether you're sitting down with family or hosting a group of friends for a holiday party, these drinks will rise to the spirited occasion.
Sparkling Cinnamon Punch
This bubbly cocktail pairs perfectly with savory dishes. Add a cinnamon stick for added spice.
Candy Cane Vodka
Serve this holiday-infused vodka over ice or use it to spike hot cocoa or eggnog. The real present: It only takes 30 minutes from beginning to end!
The Bloody Mary
Whip up this classic cocktail for your holiday brunch. Watch how to make it in our how-to video.
This cocktail gets its kick from seltzer. To keep carbonated mixers like this at their fizziest, add them to drinks at the last second before serving, and stir very gently -- never shake!
Egg whites aren't just for omelets! Bartenders shake them into drinks to give body and a frothy head. To pull this off, use the freshest eggs possible and shake whites vigorously with the other ingredients for 1 to 2 minutes.
The Moscow Mule
Looking for a refreshing favorite? Check out our how-to video to making the perfect Moscow Mule.
Hot Maine Mudslides
Watch the cold weather swirl around outside with this toasty drink at hand. Technically the biscotti is optional, but it's so good you'll wish it wasn't!
This martini is full of holiday spice -- cinnamon, nutmeg and ground clove. Serve chilled with a cinnamon stick. It's a stirrer that also packs major flavor.
Learn everything you'll need to know about making and differentiating various martinis in our how-to video.
Your guests will love this warm sip, complete with homemade caramel sauce and whipped cream.
Pecan Pie Martini
Shake up some over-the-top cocktails during the holidays, like this decadent dessert in a glass.
Americans have been drinking Applejack for 300 years, and if you've ever had a sip you know why: A single bottle packs the flavor of six pounds of apples.
This drink packs a cherry-flavored punch: Start with three muddled cherries, add maraschino liqueur along with the rest of the ingredients and finally garnish with -- you guessed it -- a cherry on top!
For a quick twist on an age-old classic, try this sweet cocktail. The cherry and lemon juice mix with the sugar cube for a flavorful kick.
This wine-based punch is great for large groups. The sorbet scoops act as ice cubes that give the drink great flavor while keeping it chilled!
Winter Glow Mulled Cider
Look no further for the perfect adult-version of hot cider. For easy disposal, place the cider spices in a tea ball or tie them in cheesecloth.
John's Sparkling Negroni
This fruity cocktail is perfect for toasting to friends and family over the holidays. Garnish with your favorite fruit for an added treat.
Snappy Chai Eggnog
For a cocktail that's sure to awe guests (and yourself once you snag a sip), whip up this variation on the traditional eggnog.
This vodka-based martini is true to its name -- edible gold leaf is used as one of the garnishes. Go with this drink for a classy, simple cocktail.
Apple Pie Shooter
Enjoy the flavor of your favorite dessert in drink form. The whipped cream and nutmeg on top makes this much more than just a glorified shot.
Skip dessert! The sugar-rimmed glasses mixed with apple schnapps gives you just what you need to shake off that winter chill.
Whether you're toasting the new year or big news with friends and family, these sparkling cocktails will set the tone.