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.

By Rachael Ray Every Day
November 01, 2005
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Sparkling Cinnamon Punch

This bubbly cocktail pairs perfectly with savory dishes. Add a cinnamon stick for added spice.

Sparkling Cinnamon Punch

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!

Candy Cane Vodka

The Bloody Mary

Whip up this classic cocktail for your holiday brunch. Watch how to make it in our how-to video.

Rum Swizzle

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!

Rum Swizzle

Clover Club

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.

Clover Club

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!

Hot Maine Mudslides with Chocolate Biscotti

Gingersnap

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.

Gingersnap

The Martini

Learn everything you'll need to know about making and differentiating various martinis in our how-to video.

Scotch Buttercups

Your guests will love this warm sip, complete with homemade caramel sauce and whipped cream.

Scotch Buttercups

Pecan Pie Martini

Shake up some over-the-top cocktails during the holidays, like this decadent dessert in a glass.

Pecan Pie Martini

Applejack Toddy

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.

Applejack Toddy

Winter Cherry

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!

Winter Cherry

Champagne Cocktail

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.

Champagne Cocktail

Portly Punch

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!

Portly Punch

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.

Winter Glow Mulled Cider

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.

John's Sparkling Negroni

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.

Snappy Chai Eggnog

Liquid Gold

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.

Liquid Gold

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.

Apple Pie Shooter

Cinnamon Snaps

Skip dessert! The sugar-rimmed glasses mixed with apple schnapps gives you just what you need to shake off that winter chill.

Cinnamon Snaps

Sparkle On

Whether you're toasting the new year or big news with friends and family, these sparkling cocktails will set the tone.

Prosecco Berry Sparkler