9 recipes for holiday cocktails

The best way to spread holiday cheer? Pouring cocktails for all near and dear. Scroll through the gallery below for nine cocktail recipes for your holiday celebrations.

Enamel cup of hot cocoa drink with marshmallows and candy cane against a rustic background with beautiful wood Christmas tree ornaments and a grey scarf. Perfect winter time treat.
Candy cane-Kahlua hot chocolate This stuff is for the grown-ups, but you can still add marshmallows. Find the recipe here. (Getty Images)
This Nov. 10, 2014 photo shows a roasted cider cocktail in Concord, N.H. If there’s a chill in the air, consider starting with the roasted cider, a seasonal hot toddy that combines a classic mulled cider with the toasty flavor of hazelnuts. Or for a fresh take on tradition, try the ginger fashion, a zippy rendition of the reliable old fashioned. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Roasted cider This seasonal hot toddy combines a mulled cider with hazelnuts. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
n this image taken on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, Christmas Sangria is shown in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Christmas sangria Sangria isn’t just for summer gatherings. This Christmas sangria recipe from Bobby Flay calls for seasonal additions such as cranberry and cinnamon. You can find the recipe on Food Network’s website. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
This Oct. 31, 2011 photo shows a Rudolph's nose, left, and a chilly pear tree in Concord, N.H. Christmas brunch is an excellent time to break out the light but festive cocktails that can elevate the meal from a cooked breakfast to a real occasion.    (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Rudolph’s nose “Rudolph’s nose” calls for vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, cherry juice and sparkling wine. You can find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/Matthew Mead)
This Oct. 31, 2011 photo shows a Rudolph's nose, left, and a chilly pear tree in Concord, N.H. Christmas brunch is an excellent time to break out the light but festive cocktails that can elevate the meal from a cooked breakfast to a real occasion.    (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Chilly pear tree Canned pears, chopped and frozen, are the secret ingredient in this “chilly pear tree” vodka-based drink. You can find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/Matthew Mead)
This Nov. 10, 2014 photo shows a ruby spiced bubbles cocktail in Concord, N.H. The ruby spice bubbles offers a fresh and refreshing way to enjoy sparkling wine. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Ruby-spiced bubbles Cinnamon, cloves, ginger and cranberry juice give sparkling wine a Christmas twist. You can find the recipe for “ruby spiced bubbles” here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
This Nov. 10, 2014 photo shows a ginger fashioned cocktail in Concord, N.H. If there’s a chill in the air, consider starting with the roasted cider, a seasonal hot toddy that combines a classic mulled cider with the toasty flavor of hazelnuts. Or for a fresh take on tradition, try the ginger fashion, a zippy rendition of the reliable old fashioned. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Ginger fashioned A “ginger fashioned” is made from bourbon, maple bitters, fresh ginger, a sugar cube and an orange peel. You can find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
This June 30, 2014 photo shows a Calvados cider sidecar cocktail in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Calvados cider sidecar cocktail Try mixing up this Calvados cider sidecar cocktail for the holidays. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
This Sept. 23, 2013 photo shows the Cuzco cocktail in Concord, N.H. Pisco is a grape spirit that has not been aged in wood, leaving it white. Made in Peru and Chile, both countries claim it as their national spirit, spurring intense debate on who had it first. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Cuzco cocktail This Cuzco cocktail is made using pisco, simple syrup, lemon juice, grapefruit juice and Aperol. You can find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/MATTHEW MEAD)
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Enamel cup of hot cocoa drink with marshmallows and candy cane against a rustic background with beautiful wood Christmas tree ornaments and a grey scarf. Perfect winter time treat.
This Nov. 10, 2014 photo shows a roasted cider cocktail in Concord, N.H. If there’s a chill in the air, consider starting with the roasted cider, a seasonal hot toddy that combines a classic mulled cider with the toasty flavor of hazelnuts. Or for a fresh take on tradition, try the ginger fashion, a zippy rendition of the reliable old fashioned. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
n this image taken on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, Christmas Sangria is shown in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Oct. 31, 2011 photo shows a Rudolph's nose, left, and a chilly pear tree in Concord, N.H. Christmas brunch is an excellent time to break out the light but festive cocktails that can elevate the meal from a cooked breakfast to a real occasion.    (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Oct. 31, 2011 photo shows a Rudolph's nose, left, and a chilly pear tree in Concord, N.H. Christmas brunch is an excellent time to break out the light but festive cocktails that can elevate the meal from a cooked breakfast to a real occasion.    (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Nov. 10, 2014 photo shows a ruby spiced bubbles cocktail in Concord, N.H. The ruby spice bubbles offers a fresh and refreshing way to enjoy sparkling wine. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Nov. 10, 2014 photo shows a ginger fashioned cocktail in Concord, N.H. If there’s a chill in the air, consider starting with the roasted cider, a seasonal hot toddy that combines a classic mulled cider with the toasty flavor of hazelnuts. Or for a fresh take on tradition, try the ginger fashion, a zippy rendition of the reliable old fashioned. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This June 30, 2014 photo shows a Calvados cider sidecar cocktail in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Sept. 23, 2013 photo shows the Cuzco cocktail in Concord, N.H. Pisco is a grape spirit that has not been aged in wood, leaving it white. Made in Peru and Chile, both countries claim it as their national spirit, spurring intense debate on who had it first. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

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