5 holiday-inspired cocktails from TikTok to substitute Santa's traditional milk and cookies for

Serve up these 5 holiday-inspired cocktails — they're so good you'll be drinking them on repeat

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When it comes to the holidays, there are always mixed feelings about heading back home, and truthfully: I understand more than anyone. For me, I'm the only one of my two siblings who live out-of-state, and both of my brothers are married and living a much more "adult life" than compared to my city life. 

To say I can feel uncomfortable at times is the understatement of the century, and ironically, many of you can relate. 

As a result, you also know there is only one foolproof way to cope with these awkward social settings, and that is? Making sure your cocktail is always fresh. 

Nevertheless, if you've also ever been in a similar situation? You know that the last thing mom, dad, grandma, or grandpa want to see is you with yet another beer bottle or wine glass in hand (it's a bad look, and we agree) –which is why we've conjured up another suitable solution. 

Enter: holiday-inspired cocktails. 

Whether you're looking to take the edge off of a family gathering or hoping to get into the holiday spirit, a holiday-inspired cocktail is not only the responsible way to approach the season, but the festive way to take part in it too. And fortunately for you all, you're in luck. 

Admit yet another late-night binge on TikTok (my newest obsession); I stumbled upon @DollFaced's page, where I not only found this Grinch-inspired cocktail but also so many other festive finds too. So, for anyone who's looking to make this season as jolly as ever? 

Fear not: we're here to help. 

We rounded up five holiday-inspired cocktails that are seriously so good you'll want to substitute Santa's milk and cookies with them. 

Supplies you'll need to start: 

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Cresimo Home Cocktail Bar 12-Piece Set (opens in new tab) for $34.95, at Amazon

Whether you're an aspiring mixologist or professional at-home bartender, the one thing everyone needs is a foolproof cocktail set, and this is it. Here, this handy 12-piece set (opens in new tab) has everything you'll need to conjure up every cocktail from a margarita to a Moscow mule.

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Samuelworld Ice Cube Tray Large (opens in new tab)l Was $25.99, Now $13.48, at Amazon

Admittedly, I never realized how essential the 'right' ice cube tray was until I had a few guests over for a socially-distant Thanksgiving celebration and realized I did not have them. Traditional ice cubes sometimes don't fit into your selected glassware, and as a result, your cocktail suffers. Alleviate any awkward situation (similar to the one I was in), and keep your cocktails fresh-as-ever with this must-have ice cube tray. (opens in new tab) 

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Cresimo 24 Ounce Cocktail Shaker Bar Set with Accessories (opens in new tab)l Was $29.95, Now $25.95, at Amazon

Lastly, if you're not looking to go full-speed with the 12-piece cocktail set, I highly recommend a simpler rendition like this one. Here, this 3-piece kit (opens in new tab) includes the basics; a stirrer, shaker, and measuring cup. It's essential for anyone looking to craft up the dreamiest of drinks, or even someone who needs a backup set. Either way, it's a must-have. 

Here are 5 holiday-inspired cocktails that are too tasty to resist: 

1. The Grinch cocktail

Hoping to leave your guests green with envy? This Grinch-inspired cocktail is for you. This green-shaded cocktail is not only easy to make but when served in a magnificent martini glass, it will bring Whoville straight to you. No travel required! 

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♬ original sound - Pentatonix (opens in new tab)

To recreate this holiday-inspired cocktail, you'll need the following: 

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JoyJolt 4-Piece Afina Cocktail Glasses Set, Martini Glasses- 8-Ounces (opens in new tab)l Was $24.95, Now $18.99, at Amazon

Keep your glassware classy and compact with these 8-ounce martini glasses (opens in new tab). Within this set, shoppers will receive four individually wrapped martini glasses that will sure to steal the spotlight and look stunning on any tabletop. 

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Festival Reindeer Games Holiday Nonpareils 4.8oz Jar (opens in new tab) for $9.95, at Amazon

Perfect for decorating cookies with loved ones or adding a bit of holiday cheer into any cocktail, this 4.8-ounce jar of red and green sprinkles (opens in new tab) is the tasty treat that everyone needs this holiday season. 

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Brachs Peppermint Mini Candy Canes (260) (opens in new tab) for $18.99, at Amazon

Candy canes (opens in new tab) are synonymous with Christmas, and luckily if you opt for this larger-sized jar? You'll be all set for this season and the weeks to come. Whether you're looking for a tasty mid-afternoon treat or hoping to unwind from a long day, and add one into your favorite hot cocoa, either way, a candy cane is a perfect addition anywhere and everywhere. 

2. The Disaronno Snowball Cocktail

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Aren't we all — and this holiday season, go ahead and conjure up this chic cocktail that will add just the right amount of "snow" into your world. The glitter rim is just as stunning as freshly fallen snow and will look just as magical, whereas the toasted marshmallow will be just as enjoyable when cuddling up to a fire with loved ones. 

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♬ Sleigh Ride - The Ronettes (opens in new tab)

To recreate this holiday-inspired cocktail, you'll need the following:

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NutriBullet NBR-0601 Nutrient Extractor, 600W (opens in new tab)for $49.98, at Amazon

A NutriBullet blender (opens in new tab)is the last thing I'd ever think I'd need when concocting a cocktail, but here it's the first thing you'll need when making this tasty treat. Whether you're looking to mimic this must-have drink or use it later on when slicing and dicing every last fruit or vegetable in your kitchen, this blender will be used in more ways than one, and worth the price. 

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Libbey Midtown Martini Glasses, Set of 4 (opens in new tab)starting at $13.99, at Amazon

In true Carrie Bradshaw fashion, I also enjoy my martinis stirred, not shaken, and this martini glass (opens in new tab) is perfect for anyone who feels similarly to me. Here, this set of four will not only look as chic as ever but will be a go-to for so many years to come. 

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Barco Hologram Edible Glitter (opens in new tab)starting at $4.01, at Amazon

As a child, my favorite holiday activity was decorating cookies. The reason for that? The edible glitter. (opens in new tab)I am someone who doesn't just love glitter, I live for it, and here the fact this cocktail requires it? Well, I love it even more! 

3. The Jack Frost

Any Malibu lovers out there? This one is for you — and is the tropical treat you need. This blue-shaded cocktail is on the sweeter side, and uses Malibu rum, and is rounded-off with shredded coconut. My opinion? This drink is the vacation-in-a-cup we all don't just want but need. Cheers!  

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To recreate this holiday-inspired cocktail, you'll need the following:

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Plum Hill Water Tracking Hospital Mug (opens in new tab) for $14.99, at Amazon

Now, stay with me here: Yes, this is a water bottle (opens in new tab) with the measurements marked out on the side to record your daily intake, but it will also double as your go-to measuring cup and is similar to the one in the video. However, here (opens in new tab), you are getting every penny out of the $15(ish) you'll spend. Talk about the ultimate win-win. 

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Ninja Professional 72 Oz Countertop Blender with 1000-Watt Base and Total Crushing Technology (opens in new tab) for $79.99, at Amazon

Once again, a blender (opens in new tab) seems to be the secret weapon to serving up this holiday-inspired cocktail, and this top-rated version earns not only our stamp-of-approval but so many happy shoppers' approval too. 

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Terrasoul Superfoods Organic Coconut Flakes (opens in new tab)for $12.99, at Amazon

Whether you're looking to update your morning acai bowl or take this cocktail to the next level, this two-pack of shredded coconut flakes is an easy add-on that will be used, in more ways than one. 

4. The Percy Pigmas Holiday Cocktail 

Any Percy Pig candy lovers out there? If so, listen up: this Christmas cocktail is for you! This pink-shaded drink is the cute concoction that not only includes the right amount of sweetness but will get you through every single one of those family functions. 

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To recreate this holiday-inspired cocktail, you'll need the following:

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Marks & Spencer | Percy Pigs Original (opens in new tab)for $25.80, at Amazon

If you're a fan of this delectable treat (opens in new tab), then you're in luck. The London-based favorite is now available in this larger size and can be indulged in individually, or go ahead and add one to the outside of your martini glass on this drink. Either way, it's the sweetest treat you deserve. 

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Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur (opens in new tab)starting at $21.99, at Drizly

Chambord (opens in new tab) is a premium liqueur produced in the Loire Valley of France. With an infusion of raspberries, blackberries, and the exotic flavors of black raspberries, black currant, Madagascar vanilla, and XO cognac, Chambord creates a more extraordinary cocktail.

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M&S Percy Pig Dessert Sauce for $29.90, at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Considering you already have a martini glass on hand, we highly recommend topping this creative cocktail off with this Percy Pig dessert sauce. (opens in new tab)Add this sauce to the bottom of the glass or dip the rim in it, either way, it's the final step to pulling this cocktail together. 

5. Boozy Hot Chocolate 

Last but not least, I saved the best for last. Or at least, I went ahead and saved my favorite choice for last, that is. This Boozy Hot Chocolate is perfect for anyone looking to snuggle by the fire in their favorite shearling slippers or to reach for instead of any traditional dessert.

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Nostalgia Indoor Electric Stainless Steel S'mores Maker  (opens in new tab)for $24.99, at Amazon

 Bring s'more fun indoors and roast marshmallows to perfection over the tabletop electric flameless heater (opens in new tab). This indoor-safe heater alleviates any of the hassles of cutting woods or needing open flames; instead, this version is built with safety in mind and will bring your marshmallows to a perfect golden brown hue. 

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OXO Good Grips 4-Piece Glass Prep Bowl Set (opens in new tab)for $14.99, at Amazon

Before you can serve up this boozy hot cocoa, you'll need to mix all of the ingredients to perfection, and you'll need a 5-star bowl to do that. Enter: this 4-piece pack. (opens in new tab)Here, you can seamlessly stir, mix and pour this cocktail with zero issues, and the plus? You can use these bowls a dozen different ways, too! 

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JoyJolt Savor Double Wall Insulated Glasses Espresso Mugs (Set of 2) (opens in new tab) l Was $23.95, Now $16.95, at Amazon

Last but not least is this set of two handmade, double-wall thermal mugs (opens in new tab). Both boast a unique curvature that holds up to 5.4-ounces and made of heat and condensation-resistant borosilicate glass. 

Brittany Romano is a Shopping Editor, based in New York City. From her start as a fashion market assistant at Marie Claire to building a highly profitable commerce vertical at Us Weekly and AMI brands, Brittany has produced award-winning content covering everything from celebrity beauty hacks to must-have items from online sales. She is a graduate of New England College. When she isn’t writing, you can find Brittany indulging in yet another DIY project or cheering on her beloved Boston Bruins.