The biggest reason we adore the holidays so much is the sheer festiveness of it all: the decorations, the food and the sweets. We also love any occasion that allows us to kick back with a seasonal sipper that instantly puts you in a cheery mood. We turned to Pinterest to find 18 of the best holiday beverages out there, which you can see below (and on our holiday drinks board).

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Apple Pie Moscow Mules

Dessert in a copper mug. And it can be made as a mocktail, too.  

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Slow-Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider

This gorgeous nonalcoholic drink is the perfect after-dinner warmer for the whole family.

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Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

A cute one for the kids. They’ll have fun crushing and sprinkling the peppermint candy that tops it.

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Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Calling all salty-sweet fans. Vanilla marshmallows are just the beginning.

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Cranberry Orange Holiday Punch

Colorful and crisp, this punch is another family-friendly treat.

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Frozen Hot Chocolate

You don’t have to go to NYC’s Serendipity to sip on this icy treat. In fact, it’s super easy to make at home.

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Sparkling Apple Pie Cocktail

We’d go apple picking every weekend if we could have one of these at the end of each day.

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S’mores Hot Chocolate

From the graham-cracker rim to the toasted marshmallow topping, we’re obsessed with this wintry treat.

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Slow-Cooker Apple Cider

Warm citrus and earthy spices mingle in this seasonal favorite. Bonus: Your home will instantly smell like the holidays.

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Christmas Morning Punch

Combine orange, cranberry and pineapple juice with ginger ale to create this simple punch. Garnish with an orange wheel for best-hostess-ever status.

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SLOW-COOKER SPICED WINE

Few drinks say “home for the holidays” like this spicy concoction.

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Christmas Sangria

How many times a year do you get to use real cranberries? Not enough, in our opinion. These red beauties add instant holiday cheer.

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Cranberry and Apple Cider Sangria

Because you also need a red sangria.

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Homemade Salted Caramel Eggnog

The list wouldn’t be complete without this classic drink—with a salty twist.

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Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Two of life’s greatest things, stirred up into one seriously sinful mug.

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Hard Apple Cider Float

If you’ve had enough of this hot stuff, cool off with sippable spiked ice cream. 

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Mulled Cider

We had time to mull it over and we’ll take one of these, please.

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Spiced Apple Margarita

You can still enjoy a margarita even as the temperatures dip. Just add some seasonal flavors like star anise and cinnamon. 

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