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Holiday spirits: 7 fresh cocktail recipes for winter celebrations

Hosting a holiday party? Then you're going to need some cocktails!

Get in the merry spirit of the season with these seven toast-worthy tipples, including a spicy ginger-apple punch, minty mojitos, mulled wine and creamy eggless eggnog. Cheers!

Ginger Spice Punch
Ginger Spice Punch
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Forget shaking up individual drinks for each guest. Instead, make things easy on yourself by mixing up a big batch of this bourbon punch with apple cider and ginger ale.

Winter Champagne Cocktail
Winter Champagne Cocktail
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This versatile sparkling wine cocktail can be made with Champagne or Prosecco and any kind of citrus fruit. A rosemary sprig is a pretty garnish that adds just a hint of flavor.

Eggless Eggnog (Tawny Crème Cocktail)
Eggless Eggnog (Tawny Cr?me Cocktail)
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Leslie Sbrocco's lighter take on eggnog is made with almond milk and sweetened condensed milk — it's still plenty sweet and rich but won't weigh you down like traditional eggnog.

Holiday Mojitos (Merry, Merry Mojitos)
Holiday Mojitos (Merry, Merry Mojitos)
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Refreshing mojitos aren't just for warm weather holidays. This big-batch recipe is perfect for holiday parties in cold or warm weather climates.

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Classic mulled wine is dressed up with Campari and cranberries for a warm punch that also makes a beautiful centerpiece for your holiday party buffet table.

Peppermint Martini (Peppermint-ini)
Peppermint Martini (Peppermint-ini)
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How cute is this peppermint martini? Well, it tastes great and is super easy to make, too!

Fourth Hour Fizz Cocktail
Fourth Hour Fizz Cocktail
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If it's just not the holidays in your house without a red and green theme, you'll love this quick and easy cocktail with vodka, sparkling red wine and an herbal garnish.

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