Hostess with the Mostess: 10 Party Cocktails for Holiday Entertaining

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Moms, grandmothers and aunts are making magic happen in the kitchen; little cousins are chasing each other around the Christmas tree; old men are throwing down in an intense game of Dominos and swapping stories of the good ole days-be the star of the show in the midst of all the merriment by whipping up some of these holiday-themed cocktails!

Holiday Milk Punch

Nestle into the coziness of the holidays with this creamy adults-only iced punch, topped with fresh nutmeg!

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From the kitchen of Natalie Broulette, New York, New York, thesoho.blogspot.com

Texas Santa Punch 

Tip: Use no-sugar-added pomegranate juice and dry sparkling wine to lessen the pucker of the sweetness!

Spiced Carmel Apple Cider

Forgo the booze and add more carmel and whipped cream for a festive drink for children and adults!

Spiked Eggnog

This classic holiday favorite is a sure crowd pleasure for even the rowdiest of groups!

Hot Bourbon-Orange Tea Toddy

Nothing warms you up quicker than a big cup of bourbon tea!

Cran-Raspberry-Vanilla Punch

Tip: As another drink for the little kids, add the raspberry sorbet right before you serve this virgin holiday treat!

Lemon-Lime Rosemary Punch

One sip of this refreshing full-flavor drink and you’ll have a festive party in your mouth!

Cranberry-Key Lime Punch

This summertime favorite turns into a holiday feature with the addition of cranberries!

Mulled Wine

A warm, flavorful spiced wine adorned with cinnamon sticks, orange slices, and cloves make for the perfect winter treat!

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Credit: vinumvine.files.wordpress.com

Bourbon Margarita Slushie

A margarita with bourbon instead of tequila and in slushie form?! Eh, live a little this holiday season!

 

Because after spending days or even weeks with our entire families...

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