The holidays aren't all sugar plum and fairies -- at least not for us poor grown-ups.
But while you might tell yourself that hiding from your loved ones in the spare bedroom with a bottle of Bailey's because Bailey's is totally classy, we both know it's just kind of sad.
This time of year, social lubricant should come in the same flavors as your favorite lattes and they should be sipped from chic martini glasses.
Here's a few recipes, courtesy of the creative bartenders at Nick's New Haven-Style Pizzeria, to get you started. (And maybe leave one out for Santa Claus, too.)