Cheers to the Holidays! 7 Really Good Holiday Cocktails

    Whether your are planning a big soiree or a cozy, intimate get together, few things can beat the cold and bring people together during the holiday season quite like a really good cocktail. From holiday classics like eggnog to winterized versions of some of our summer favorites, these are seven of our favorite drinks for this time of year.

    1// Bowery Punch - Bowery Punch has it all. It has a hint of citrus and bubbles for those who like their drinks on the lighter side, but still packs a punch for those who like their drinks to be a "pitbull in a rocks glass (the author's words, no ours!) Delight all palletes at your party with this crowd pleaser. Recipe

    2// Gingerbread Martini - Gingerbread houses, cookies and now martinis? Sign us up! Garnish this drink with a vanilla bean and watch your guests ooh and ah! Recipe

    3// Eggnog - A holiday classic, nothing says "it's the most wonderful time of the year!" quite like eggnog. Mix in some rum, or leave it out so the kids can share in the fun. Recipe

    4// Mid-Winter Margarita - While we usually equate margaritas with sunshine and the beach, this spin on the summer classic will help you and your guests get through the coldest winter days and take you away to a warmer time...if only for a night. Recipe

    5// Blizzard Cocktail - Nothing beats the cold quite like warm coffee, a little Bailey's, rum, hazelnut and some whipped cream on top for good measure. This drink just begging us to get under blankets and sit by the fire with friends and loved ones. Recipe

    6// The Keats - The Keats uses apples, one of our favorite fruits of fall/winter, as the star of the show. Add a star anise on the rim of the glass as a festive and pretty garnish. Recipe

    7// Christmas Punch - Cranberries may just be the official fruit of the holiday season, and a punch bowl is the quintessential party must-have. The two together are a combination that can't be beat! Recipe

    What are your favorite cocktails to enjoy during the holidays?