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Holiday Cocktails to Celebrate the Season

Perfect drinks for any gathering of family and friends

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We've gathered up a healthy-ish mix of some classic recipes to liven up your festivities — or use this list as inspiration to concoct your own signature cocktails. — Getty Images

So you've finished planning your holiday menu, but what about the drinks? We've gathered up a healthy-ish mix of some classic recipes to liven up your festivities — or use this list as inspiration to concoct your own signature cocktails. Get ready to be the most popular host this holiday season with the best libations in town.

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1. Eggnog by Sharon Tyler Herbst

OK, OK, so eggnog isn't technically a cocktail, but we thought this holiday favorite deserved a place on our list. Our recipe has a creamy texture with a hint of spice and warmth from the brandy.

Per serving: 358 calories, 5g saturated fat, 18g carbohydrates, 12g protein, 0g fiber

2. Mint Julep by Christopher Idone

With just four ingredients, this is a quick and easy drink option. Add fresh mint sprigs for extra flavor and an elegant look.

Per serving: 125 calories, 0g saturated fat, 2g carbohydrates, 1g protein, 2g fiber

3. Hot Spiked Cider by Nick Mautone

Sipping this hot rum drink will warm you up on a cold winter's night, and fill the air with the rich aroma of apple and cinnamon.

Per serving: 399 calories, 0g saturated fat, 45g carbohydrates, 1g protein, 2g fiber

4. Old-Fashioned by Nick Mautone

For your guests with a sweet tooth. The drink's base is maraschino cherries, which lends it a beautiful holiday-red color.

Per serving: 221 calories, 0g saturated fat, 3g carbohydrates, 0g protein, 0g fiber

5. Ginger Champagne Cocktail by Arlen Gargagliano

This celebratory drink has a distinct and unique flavor. You can serve it with brunch or appetizers, or as an after-dinner treat.

Per serving: 121 calories, 0g saturated fat, 4g carbohydrates, 0g protein, 0g fiber

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