Unless you're naturally a Martha Stewart type character, entertaining around the holidays can be a harrowing and overwhelming task. It always seems like the lines at Costco or Trader Joe's are longest the day before your party when you've inevitably had to go back just because you forgot that one critical ingredient. But we all know that the simple joy of sharing food with the good company of loved ones makes party planning all worth it in the end.
Although there are some areas where you might not want to scrimp on time or money, drinks are definitely not one of them. In fact, the best crowd-pleasing drinks can be quick and easy to mix up too.