These Big-Batch Cocktails Are the Secret to Actually Enjoying Your Own Party

Few things are more satisfying than hosting a gathering for your friends and loved ones, but the leadup to the party can be stressful. That said, we've discovered a simple secret to taking the pressure off: big-batch cocktails. Whether you're hosting a casual Friendsgiving dinner or throwing an elaborate holiday bash, big-batch cocktails are the secret to actually enjoying your own party.

From spiced cranberry rosé spritzers to spiked hot chocolate, we're sharing the simple recipes you can make in advance to get the party started. With just a little effort (barely any, really) you can mix up these sippable beverages—and we promise no one will know you're lazy. Ahead is a collection of make-ahead, big-batch cocktail recipes that all but guarantee a stress-free gathering.