As the holidays approach, it’s only natural for some panic to set in: you have last-minute gift shopping to do, cookies to buy and arrange to make them look homemade for your office Christmas party, and family time to mentally prepare for.

And let’s face it; these tasks can only be accomplished by mixing alcohol in with your morning coffee. 

So, if you’re needing some pep in your step this holiday season, check out these delicious coffee cocktails that will make your stresses melt away. 

  1. Bourbon Milk Punch


    If fruit punch just isn’t your thing (and if you could use a boozy boost to make it to the holidays) try this heavenly combination of bourbon whiskey, coffee liqueur, and heavy cream. You can get the full recipe here.

  2. Classic Irish Coffee


    If your morning is off to a cold and slow start, why not spice up your first cup of coffee with your favorite Irish whiskey, heavy cream, and brown sugar? It’s almost Christmas, after all. In case you really need instructions for this one, you can find a recipe here

  3. Espresso Martini

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    We already know that every drink is more fun when sipped from a martini glass — why should coffee be an exception to the rule? This happiness in a glass takes only five minutes to make, tastes delicious, and makes for some solid Instagram material. Check out Ina Garten’s recipe here

  4. Roasted Marshmallow Coffee Cocktail Shakes

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    Since we’re all going to need something caffeinated, boozy, and sweet before hopping on that New Year’s diet, this is the perfect last hurrah. Check out the recipe here.

  5. Mexican Coffee


    What better way to celebrate the holidays than by combining your favorite things: sugar, cinnamon, tequila, coffee, and Kahlua? It’s a beverage and dessert — so you could probably even leave one out for Santa. Get a glorious recipe here

  6. B-52

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    After hours of quality family time this holiday season, you’re going to need shots. Why not be frugal and get your alcohol and coffee in one? If you’re in an emergency situation and need to do this at home, take a peek at the recipe here

  7. Kentucky Coffee


    If you’re looking for something simple (and very American) this drink is your best bet. All you need is regular coffee and Wild Turkey 101 bourbon whiskey. And a cinnamon stick if you’re feeling crazy. 

  8. Spiced Eggnog Latte


    Finally, you can put your family’s eggnog to good use. Mix it in with your Starbucks and some nutmeg, and it’s suddenly drinkable and delicious. Check out the recipe here

  9. Cold Brew, Vodka, & Citrus

    If you’re completely over warm beverages and pumpkin-flavored everything, mix it up with some cold brew, coffee liqueur, vodka, orange juice. It’s the ideal brunch beverage! Check out the recipe here

  10. Coffee Sour


    This one’s for the slightly more competent mixologists looking to get a little bit fancy with the holiday boozing — you’ll need coffee brandy, egg whites, lemon juice, and powdered sugar. 

    …Because chugging Fireball is sooo Christmas 2015.