**How to make 8 drinks for a crowd: In a pitcher, mix together 1 cup vodka, 1 cup 100% cranberry juice, cup Cointreau, cup fresh lemon juice, and 5 tablespoons simple syrup. Add 3 handfuls of ice and stir until cold. Pour into glasses and serve.
Whether you host a Christmas party every holiday season, or simply enjoy playing bartender on Christmas Eve after the kids are tucked in for a long winter's nap, it's always exciting to try new drinks that take your favorite liqueurs and spirits in a festive direction.
Our favorite seasonal tipples feature the best flavors of Christmas, from gingerbread to cranberry sauce. Of course, you don't have to drink at your Christmas Eve party, and a handful of these Christmas cocktails can be turned into merry mocktails no problem. But if you are looking for alcoholic Christmas drinks to pair with your holiday appetizer spread, look no further than these fun recipes.