8 cocktails and mocktails to enjoy when you're up late wrapping presents. 

If you've enlisted the services of a few folks to assist with the wrapping, make a batch of these hot buttered rum cocktails for everyone. The vanilla and orange compound butter must be made ahead of time, but it will stay in the refrigerator for weeks.

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1. Hot Buttered Rum With Orange & Vanilla 

A holiday celebration isn't complete without mulled wine. And storing a batch in the fridge allows you to warm up a cup whenever you want. Inhale the sweet and spicy perfume while warming your hands with a cup for a quick gift-wrapping session tonight.  

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2. Spiced Mulled Wine

You want a cocktail, but you also have presents to wrap for all of the family members who will be visiting tomorrow, and it is past your bedtime. A little caffeine in that drink might help! An espresso martini, mixed with coffee liqueur and espresso, will keep you awake during all those bows.  

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3. Espresso Martini

Do you prefer hot caffeinated cocktails? This brown sugar riff on the original Irish Coffee is a sweet and alcoholic mixture that is simple to make, leaving enough brown sugar syrup for waffles the next morning.   

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4. Brown Sugar Irish Coffee

Over the eggnog? Milk Punch is a sophisticated alternative that, despite its name, can be prepared as a single serving. This velvety, spicy sipper, made with cognac and Jamaican rum, will make staying up late a joy.   

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5. Milk Punch

When it's time to stay up late wrapping gifts, have a cocktail ready in the fridge! This Cranberry Apple Sangria can be made up to 3 days ahead of time and served chilled, room temperature, or even warmed!   

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6. Cranberry Apple Sangria

Although the name suggests fall, you can enjoy this spiced sipper throughout the winter. Try this for a strong but seasonal spin on a traditional drink. It goes great with the cookies you left out.   

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7. Fall-Spiced Old Fashioned Cocktail

A Negroni cocktail is my favorite all-season drink, and I wouldn't be surprised if I saw one near my wrapping station, but if you're searching for a non-alcoholic alternative that tastes quite close to the boozy original, this is a must-try!   

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8. Non-Alcoholic Negroni (NAgroni) 

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