In Good Spirits: 10 Cold Weather Cocktail Recipes to Warm You Up

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The season of eggnog, champagne cocktails, and spiked hot cocoa is finally here! Lift your spirits with a handful of tasty tipples you won’t be able to refuse. Whether you’re sitting down to a holiday feast with family or toasting the new year with friends, we rounded up 10 cold weather cocktails that will leave you feeling toasty and warm — inside and out!

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  • Eggnog 1 of 10
    Eggnog
    Served with whip cream and a pinch of nutmeg, this holiday staple is the perfect dessert for chilly, winter nights.
    Make eggnog
  • Appletini 2 of 10
    Appletini
    This sweet-and-sour twist on the traditional martini makes for a fruity treat on your next girl's night in.
    Make an appletini
  • Spiked Hot Cocoa 3 of 10
    Spiked Hot Cocoa
    Whip up a batch of homemade hot chocolate for you and your kids on your next snow day! Just make sure you save the chocolate liqueur for the grown-up's drinks.
    Make spiked hot chocolate
  • Champagne Cocktail 4 of 10
    Champagne Cocktail
    Open up some bubbly and get your party going with this simple Champagne cocktail that can be made in under a minute!
    Make a champagne cocktail
  • Hot Buttered Rum 5 of 10
    Hot Buttered Rum
    Guaranteed to melt in your mouth and warm you up through and through, this is the perfect after-dinner cocktail to serve holiday guests!
    Make hot buttered run
  • Gin Martini 6 of 10
    Gin Martini
    For your more traditional party guests, whip up a batch of gin martinis! Note: For a drier martini, splash a swirl of vermouth in the glass and discard.
    Make a gin martini
  • Jalapeno Margarita 7 of 10
    Jalapeno Margarita
    Spice things up with this delightful twist on the classic margarita. Serve with your favorite nacho dip for an extra festive touch!
    Make a jalapeno margarita
  • Manhattan Cocktail 8 of 10
    Manhattan Cocktail
    Feel like you're on the top of the Empire State Building without ever leaving home with this classic Manhattan cocktail.
    Make a Manhattan cocktail
  • Lemon Drop Martini 9 of 10
    Lemon Drop Martini
    This cocktail has a real kick and the perfect sweet-and-sour balance to satisfy even your pickiest party guests.
    Make a lemon drop martini
  • Cucumber Mojito 10 of 10
    Cucumber Mojito
    Refreshing and cool as its namesake, this cucumber mojito will leave you dreaming of summer.
    Make a cucumber mojito

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