12/18/2013 09:17 am ET Updated Dec 18, 2014

Christmas Cocktails That Put An Eggnog In A Corner

Gimme Some Oven

Put a new log on the fire, it's time to talk about Christmas cocktails. Around this time of year, we sometimes feel like all anyone can talk about is eggnog. Drink eggnog if you'd like, but there's something that gives us the shivers about too many cups of egg yolks and cream in our stomachs. Let's face it: eggnog is kind of weird and a little alienating, and while it's lovable in small doses, a lot of eggnog can be too much of a questionably good thing. And the reality over the holidays is, you're going to want to serve something you can drink a lot of.

The Christmas cocktails we get excited for use the fruits of the season, the warmth of the stove or the bounty of the punch bowl. Here are 27 of our favorite things to drink on Christmas -- and all winter long.

  • 1 Brandy Alexander
    Todd Wagner/HonestlyYUM
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  • 2 Jingle Juice
    Baked Bree
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  • 3 Champagne Cocktail
    James Ransom/Food52
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  • 4 Winter Bourbon Smash
    Minimalist Baker
    Get the Winter Bourbon Smash recipe from Minimalist Baker
  • 5 Autumn Crush
    Verses From My Kitchen
    Get the Autumn Crush recipe from Verses From My Kitchen
  • 6 Holiday Milk Punch
    Get the Holiday Milk Punch recipe by Erika Kotite from Food52
  • 7 Mulled Wine
    Gimme Some Oven
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  • 8 Crimson Bulleit Punch
    James Ransom/Food52
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  • 9 Holiday Mule (Ginger Beer, Gin Or Vodka)
    Home Sweet Jones
  • 10 Pear Sonata
    Todd Wagner/HonestlyYUM
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  • 11 Maple Old-Fashioned
    Get the Maple Old-Fashioned recipe from Food52
  • 12 St. Germain Pomegranate Spritzers
    Minimalist Baker
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  • 13 Spiced Gløgg With Port Wine And Cointreau
    Sarah Shatz/Food52
  • 14 Fresh Cranberry Ginger Vanilla Margaritas With Sugared Cranberries
  • 15 Mulled White Wine With Pear Brandy
    Merrill Stubbs/Food52
  • 16 Cranberry Cinnamon Cocktail
    Horrible Housewife
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  • 17 Holiday Sparkler
    James Ransom/Food52
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  • 18 The Real McCoy Cocktail
    Verses From My Kitchen
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  • 19 Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco
    Damn Delicious
    Get the Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco recipe from Damn Delicious
  • 20 Cranberry Margaritas
    Gimme Some Oven
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  • 21 Bubbly French 75 Cocktail
    Get the Bubbly French 75 Cocktail recipe from FoodieCrush
  • 22 Cranberry Gimlet
    Food Fanatic
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  • 23 Spiced Blood Orange And Champagne Punch
    Spoon Fork Bacon
  • 24 Hot Buttered Hazelnut Whisky
    Adventures In Cooking
    Get the Hot Buttered Hazelnut Whisky recipe from Adventures In Cooking
  • 25 Mulled Pomegranate Punch
    Holistic Squid
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  • 26 Honey-Pomegranate Mulled Wine
    Get the Honey-Pomegranate Mulled Wine recipe by Dinner Was Delicious from Food52
  • 27 Winter Sangria
    Bakeaholic Mama
    Get the Winter Sangria recipe from Bakeaholic Mama

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