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Truth: You shake a mean cocktail, but come holiday party season, the hostess with the mostest shouldn’t stand in a corner preparing individual drinks for each and every one of her guests. Here's the ultimate solution: 30 punch bowl cocktails that make serving everyone (including yourself) a breeze.

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1. Cranberry-Mint Holiday Punch

A cocktail that serves itself is the gift that keeps on giving.

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2. White Christmas Margarita Punch

Pretty enough to double as decoration.

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3. Sparkling Pomegranate Punch

Candied rosemary garnishes, FTW.

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4. Raspberry-Lime Champagne Punch

This, a few friends and an epic playlist are all you need for a great New Year's Eve.

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5. Spiced Wine

Red wine + apple cider = a match made in wintry heaven.

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6. Slow-Cooker Spiked Cinnamon Lattes

Just leave the Crock-Pot on warm with a ladle for easy serving.

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7. Hot Buttered Rum

Presenting dessert in a glass. Double the recipe and serve it straight from the pot.

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8. Honeycrisp and Bourbon Spiced Cider

Cinnamon, cardamom and ginger, oh my!

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9. Mulled White Wine

Starring your favorite blanc and a generous glug of brandy.

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10. Christmas Punch

Keep it virgin for the kids' table and spike a second batch with rum, vodka or Champagne.

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11. Big-Batch Pink Negronis

The addition of Lillet Blanc makes these pretty-in-pink sippers sweet and floral.

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12. Classic Eggnog

Sure, you can add liquor to store-bought nog and call it a night. Or you can wow your guests with the real thing. Adding spiced rum is optional (kind of).

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13. Holiday Cheermeister Cocktail

Soul-warming bourbon meets tart pomegranate juice and bubbly Prosecco. Go the extra mile by freezing cranberries, blood orange and rosemary sprigs in the ice cubes.

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14. Apple Cider Sangria

In case you didn't get your fill of apple season by Thanksgiving.

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15. Spiced Cranberry Punch

Three words: Chai. Sugar. Rim. If you need more convincing, this drink can be made ahead and stored in the fridge until cocktail hour.

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16. Classic Horchata

This Mexican staple is as easy as soaking rice in water overnight and blending until smooth. Then, it's time to pick your poison: Rum or Kahlúa would both taste divine.

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17. Pumpkin Patch Punch

Pumpkin butter is the secret to all its magic. Find some at the supermarket or make your own.

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18. Cranberry Thyme Spritz

The fresh grapefruit and lime juices will show you what citrus season is all about.

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19. Mulled Wine Sangria

Double the seven-ingredient recipe in your slow cooker instead of on the stove so it stays hot throughout the whole party.

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20. Cranberry Bourbon Sour Punch

Wet a few rosemary springs, roll them in sugar and let them dry for the ultimate pièce de résistance.

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21. Sparkling Christmas Party Punch

Thanks to bubbly ginger beer, we're bookmarking this pick for New Year's Eve, too.

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22. Hot Buttered Bourbon

The buttered batter is made with brown sugar, maple syrup and warm winter spices. Excuse us while we drool.

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23. Slow-Cooker Cranberry Hot Toddy

Aka the cashmere sweater of cocktails. This one calls for amber rum and brandy instead of traditional bourbon.

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24. Champagne Punch

We may or may not be planning on adding a few scoops of fruit sherbet to the punch bowl...

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25. Homemade Wassail

Start with store-bought cider or try making your own. You can even just boil apple juice and spruce it up with seasonal spices.

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26. Spiced Bourbon Punch

Whole bottles of bourbon and sparkling wine? That's one way to land yourself on the naughty list. (Worth it.)

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27. Rudolph's Rockin' Pomegranate Jingle Juice Punch

You can never have too many five-ingredient party cocktails up your sleeve.

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28. Holiday Sangria

Just dump all the ingredients in a pitcher, stir to combine and refrigerate overnight. It's a Christmas miracle.

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29. Christmas Punch

This recipe works with Champagne, Prosecco or Cava—the punch bowl is your oyster.

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30. Slow Cooker Coconut Hot Chocolate

Spike it with Kahlúa, coconut rum or even white chocolate liqueur for the ultimate grown-up treat.

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