While the holidays have a lot of focus on the food, it is also one of the best time for cocktails. You can create concoctions from hot to cold, and all the spirits go with the holidays. It is also the season of champagne! Those long winter afternoons shuffling around the house with the in-laws is always more tolerable with a fantastic cocktail. Here are 25 of them to help relieve some of that holiday pressure.

25 Festive Holiday Cocktail Recipes - 25 Festive Cocktails to Make the Holidays a Little Merrier

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25 Festive Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Christmas Sangria 2 - 25 Festive Cocktails to Make the Holidays a Little Merrier
Source Cake ‘n Knife

This delightfully festive drink uses Pinot Grigio as its key ingredient. Find the recipe for Christmas Sangria on Cake-n-Knife.

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Source Sugar Dish Me

Warm up from a long chilly day in the snow with this Bourbon Spiked Hot Cholate from Sugar Dish Me. It is the perfect winter treat.

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Source Honey and Birch

If you want something a little fruity and refreshing try this Lemon Blueberry Vodka from Honey and Birch.    

Butterscotch Martini Cocktail - 25 Festive Cocktails to Make the Holidays a Little Merrier
Source Living Locurto

Try this delightful Butterscotch Martini with the recipe from Living Locurto. This isn’t your Grandmother’s butterscotch. It’s better.

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Source Chef Savvy

This refreshing mixture is a Holiday Cranberry Pomegranate Mojito. Get all the details from Chef Savvy.

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Source Homemade Hooplah

Homemade Hooplah has the recipe for a yummy Creamsicle Cocktail, perfect for dessert.

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Source Delightful E Made

Sit next to the fire and enjoy a Double Chocolate S’mores Martini created by Delightful E Made.

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Source Damn Delicious

Wander over to Damn Delicious to find out how to mix this Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco.

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Source Sweet and Savory

Sweet and Savory got it right with this incredible Mulled Wine. Certainly a hit at any holiday party.

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Source Honey and Birch

Enjoy something sweet at brunch with this Vanilla Cranberry Mimosa made by Honey and Birch.

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Source The Cookie Rookie

 Not everyone is a fan of eggnog, but you have to give this Salted Caramel Eggnog a try. The Cookie Rookie will show you how to whip this up.

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Source Homemade Hooplah

Chocolate Cream Pie Martinis will certainly put a good spin on any holiday party. Homemade Hooplah has the how to for this delectable goodness.

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Source Who Needs A Cape

The naughty list might be worth it if you get to sip a Naughty Rudolph from Who Needs A Cape?

apple cider - 25 Festive Cocktails to Make the Holidays a Little Merrier
Source Established California

Ring in the New Year with a sweet treat from Established California. Check out their recipe for Champagne Apple Cider.

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Source Kelsey Banfield with Babble

At Babble you can find Kelsey Banfield’s spin on the classic Moscow Mule. Make up some of this crisp Cranberry Ginger Fizz.

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Source Mon Cheri Bridals

Mon Cheri Bridals will show you how to make this classy Blackberry Ombre.

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Source Shugary Sweets

If you are a Grinch during the holidays maybe you just need a good drink. Try this Grinch Drink from Shugary Sweets to help take the edge off the holidays.

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Source With Salt and Wit

Dress up your white Russian with this Peppermint White Russian from With Salt and Wit.

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Source Soufflé Bombay

 Sip on these creamy Chocolate Moonshine shots from Souffle Bombay.

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Source Inspired by Charm

 Just hear those sleigh bells jingling with this Jingle Juice Holiday Punch mixed by Inspired by Charm

lemon drop jolly pop recipe - 25 Festive Cocktails to Make the Holidays a Little Merrier
Source Life as a Strawberry

Shake up some of these Lemon Drop Jolly Pops from Life as a Strawberry.

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Source A Night Owl Blog

These Candy Cane Shooters will go down easy. Head over to A Night Owl Blog to see how they are made.

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Source Almost Super Mom

Dress up the after dinner coffee and make a Bailey’s Mocha Frappuccino from Almost Super Mom.

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Source A Blissful Nest

A Blissful Nest is the genius behind this yummy Whipped Chocolate Peppermint Martini.

Cranberry Margarita Recipe Holiday Cocktails - 25 Festive Cocktails to Make the Holidays a Little Merrier
Source All She Cooks

Margaritas aren’t just for the beach anymore. All She Cooks has come up with the Festive Cranberry Margarita.

Remember to enjoy your holidays responsibly!

 

Make those long winter afternoons shuffling around the house with the in-law a little more tolerable with a fantastic cocktail. Here are 25 of the best Holiday Cocktail Recipes we could find via @jeanabeena

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