12/27/2012 01:15 pm ET Updated Feb 25, 2013

8 Happy Hour Bites

There's something about January and drinking. Maybe it's the way it all starts (Happy New Year, everyone!), or maybe it's the fact that the holidays are over but winter wages on, making us chilly without the cheer. In any case, January's the month to grab a warm spiked drink and get your happy hour on. And of course, the best part of happy hour is the nibbles. We've got eight recipes to match your January drinking. Throw the party, so you don't have to leave the house. Happy happy hour!

We've also got the warm boozy drinks you need to go with your snacks, and a cold one if that's what your after. Looking for a main course, not an appetizer? Check out these genius recipes -- they'll make a perfect dinner.

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8 Happy Hour Bites