Classy holiday cocktails for your festive fêtes

Hot Drinks:

Apple-brandy hot toddy (Food & Wine)

Cinnamon roll cocktail (Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee)

Hot buttered rum (from 12 Bottle Bar)

Snowstorm Cafe (Food & Wine)

Party Punches:

Champagne blossom punch (Southern Living)

Hot gingerbread punch (Bon Appetit)

Island holiday punch (Drink of the Week)

Also see:

Apples to Applejack: Libations that pair nicely with the nippier autumn weather

Organic cocktails for chilly days

10 Drinks to Make with a Bottle of Bubbly (Bon Appetit)

10 holiday shooters

Food & Wine's Cocktail Guide


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Whether you're hosting or attending a holiday get-together this year, you've probably already planned your food offerings, but have you given a thought as to what you'll be sipping? Forget the beer and wine, and go for something with more pizazz like a classy cocktail (or a few) to offer guests. See below for holiday-inspired leaded libations.

Chilled Cocktails:

The classic (and classy) Champagne cocktail (Food & Wine)

Ginger-cranberry cocktail (Good Deal with Dave Leiberman)

Gingerbread apple cocktail (NYT)

The Grinch (That's the Spirit)

Holiday Bellini (That's the Spirit)

Poinsettia cocktail (Martha Stewart Show)

Pomegranate Grapefruit Campari Cocktail (from Muy Bueno Cookbook)

Ruby Champagne cocktail (Bon Appetit)

Winter Sour (Drink of the Week)

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