12/09/2011 05:54 pm ET | Updated Aug 31, 2012

Holiday Party Drinks: 9 Recipes For A Crowd

Whether you prefer fizzy cocktails or cozy elixirs like hot chocolate, one of the best parts about the holiday season is its festive drinks. But if you're hosting a party this December, you could end up wasting precious time mixing individual drinks for each guest.

With the recipes below, you can escape the tyranny of the bar but still whip up something memorable. (The key is to make your chosen beverage ahead of time so you can focus on enjoying time with your friends and loved ones!) From Mulled Red Wine with Muscovado Sugar to Champagne Punch, we have nine easy options for you to try, with and without booze.

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