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10 Cocktails to Get You Through the Holidays

Spiked eggnog is great and all, but after 7 glasses a refresher might be in order. While you may not feel the need to drink your way through the holidays, a little booze will certainly make your family’s 7th off-key rendition of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer a little bit easier to endure. And with your new found knowledge of holiday cocktails that you can share with the whole family, even the most curmudgeonly of your relatives will be happy to see you this year.

Eggnog Martini
In case you still want some eggnog but are looking to change the game, try this delicious eggnog martini that contains so many eggs, you might just have to “eat” it for breakfast.

Gingerbread Eggnog White Russians
This is possibly the most delectable drink experience you’ll ever have. Prepare yourself for a deep, sugary coma.

Santa Shot
A good way to get the booze down quickly and look festive doing so.

Pomegranate Moscow Mule
A fresh twist on a traditional moscow mule. Pomegranate juice juice accompanied by a sprig of rosemary practically makes this a serving of fruit. You’re just trying to eat better!

Cranberry Cosmopolitans
This colorful cosmopolitan can be made in large quantities. We recommend using an industrial sized bucket.

Whiskey Chai
Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about the whiskey lovers amongst you. For the holidays, we can try not drinking it straight out of the bottle.

Ramos Gin Fizz
For the truly seasoned bartender, this cocktail uses egg whites and orangeflower water to achieve it’s superb flavor and texture. Use this drink to impress grandpa.

The Snowball
Rather than actually venturing outdoors into the snowy tundra, get your snowballs in liquid form with this icy and festive blended drink.

Sparkling Apple Cocktail
This one contains champagne, just in case you think you’re fancy.

Chocolate Hot Buttered Rum
It wouldn’t be a holiday drink list without hot buttered rum. But why not amp up this classic drink with some delicious hot chocolate. Extra perk: everyone will think you’re just drinking hot chocolate.

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Julianna Bagwell is the Managing Editor for LOCALpittsburgh as well as a freelance writer for various publications including At her core, she is an extreme foodie and dog enthusiast.