7 Beautiful and Delicious Holiday Cocktails

If there's one thing that's better than the holidays, it's the lead-up to the season. There's nothing quite like the anticipation of holiday festivities: the planning, shopping, gift searching, and decorating. And one of our all-time favorites is whipping up a delicious holiday cocktail recipes.

Unlike the cocktails we make and order year-round, there's only a small window of time to enjoy holiday libations, so it's worth making the most of it. Ahead, we've highlighted seven of our favorites: Think rosemary-infused herbal drinks, smoky cider margaritas, and festive sangria. Ready the bar cart: These holiday cocktails taste as good as they look.

What do you like to serve during the holidays? Tell us below.

This story was originally published in December 2015. It was updated by Sophie Miura in September 2017.