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The Best Holiday Drink Recipes To Make With What's Already In Your Bar

Let's keep it simple this holiday.
12/07/2017 11:47am ET | Updated December 8, 2017

With all their bold colors and flavors, it’s difficult to pick just one great holiday cocktail to make for a party. And it’s harder yet to find a recipe that uses what you’ve already got in your home bar.

To help you solve that problem, we’ve picked our favorite holiday drinks and sorted them by the type of liquor they require. Whether you’ve got vodka, bourbon, gin, tequila, rum, sparkling wine, red or white on hand, there are plenty of options for you here.

Check these out, and save yourself a trip to the liquor store.

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VODKA: Poinsettia Spritz Punch
Half Baked Harvest
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2
VODKA: Pomegranate Peppermint Moscow Mules
Half Baked Harvest
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3
VODKA: The North Pole
Half Baked Harvest
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4
VODKA, CHAMPAGNE: Blood Orange Champagne Mule
Half Baked Harvest
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5
VODKA: Pomegranate Martini
Foodie Crush
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6
VODKA, BEER: Christmas Ale Sangria
Half Baked Harvest
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7
VODKA OR GIN: Holiday Mule
Home Sweet Jones
8
BOURBON: Caramel Apple Hot Toddy
How Sweet Eats
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9
BOURBON: Chili Cinnamon Bourbon Hot Toddy
Minimalist Baker
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10
BOURBON: Honeycrisp Old Fashioned
How Sweet Eats
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11
BOURBON: Persimmon Bourbon Old Fashioned
Half Baked Harvest
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12
BOURBON: Naughty And Nice Cinnamon Bourbon Toddy Punch
Half Baked Harvest
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13
BOURBON: Santa's Nightcap
Half Baked Harvest
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14
BOURBON: Winter Bourbon Smash
Minimalist Baker
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15
WHISKY: Hot Buttered Hazelnut Whisky
Adventures In Cooking
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16
GIN: Pear Sonata
Todd Wagner/HonestlyYUM
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17
GIN: Cranberry Gimlet
Food Fanatic
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18
TEQUILA, SPARKLING WINE: Sparkling Pomegranate Margaritas
Minimalist Baker
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19
TEQUILA: Mistletoe Margaritas
How Sweet Eats
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20
TEQUILA: Cranberry Orange Margaritas
Half Baked Harvest
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21
TEQUILA: Pomegranate Ginger Paloma
Half Baked Harvest
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22
TEQUILA: Fresh Cranberry Ginger Vanilla Margaritas With Sugared Cranberries
How Sweet It Is
23
RUM: Jingle Juice
Baked Bree
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24
RUM: White Christmas Mojito
Half Baked Harvest
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25
COGNAC/BRANDY: Brandy Alexander
Todd Wagner/HonestlyYUM
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26
CHAMPAGNE: Sparkling Cranberry Punch
Half Baked Harvest
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27
CHAMPAGNE: Christmas Morning Mimosas
How Sweet Eats
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28
CHAMPAGNE: Pomegranate Cider Mimosas With A Salted Caramel Rim
How Sweet Eats
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29
CHAMPAGNE, GINGER BEER: Pomegranate Orange Punch
How Sweet Eats
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30
SPARKLING WINE: St. Germain Pomegranate Spritzers
Minimalist Baker
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31
WHITE WINE, CHAMPAGNE: Spiced Blood Orange And Champagne Punch
Spoon Fork Bacon
32
WHITE WINE: Mulled White Wine
How Sweet It Is
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33
WHITE WINE, GINGER BEER, BRANDY: Christmas Sangria
Half Baked Harvest
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34
WHITE WINE, CIDER: Pear Sangria
How Sweet Eats
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35
RED WINE: Winter Sangria
Bakeaholic Mama
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