Surviving your office party, stocking your home bar + other tips for getting liquored up this holiday season.
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Dinner is served: The festive dinner table presents a lot of challenges for the seasonal sommelier.
Raising the bar: Stock your holiday hospitality arsenal with these bottles and you'll be ready when all the Whos down in Whoville come to rattle your wreath. If the list looks like a budget-crusher, keep in mind that most of these liquors are available in smaller sizes.
All the other stuff you'll need: Lemons, limes, olives, cherries, mix (tonic, soda water, ginger ale, Coca-Cola - cans, unless you're expecting a crowd), tomato and clamato juice, mineral water, ice, Tabasco, Angostura bitters, salt and pepper, sugar.
The good stuff:Hide these 'til everyone's gone
Hot booze? Let's mull it over
Don't go too far: How to turn your holiday bash into a locavore love-in
Corked up: Pop bottles with the best
Punch-up for the holidays: Get to the punch line