This season, those sleigh bells are jingling and those cocktail shakers are shaking.

It's the holiday season and you know that means lots of reasons to celebrate. From office holiday parties to family gatherings, there are plenty of reasons to break out the fancy glasses and fish the liquor cabinet key off the top of the kitchen cabinets. Nothing pairs better with jingle bells than the sound of clinking glasses.

All in moderation, of course.

With that being said, you want a cocktail that is a step above your typical go-to drink. I love a good old-fashioned, but during this time of year, I gravitate toward more season varieties like a hot toddy or an Irish coffee. Recently, USA Today crafted a list of the Most Festive Winter Cocktails in Every State.

This year, Colorado's glass is filled with a Pearsnick.

Pear is one of my favorite holiday flavors. It's simple, but pairs well with warm spices. This Pearsnick martini is made with vodka that has been infused with rosemary and clove. It's then shaken with lemon, simple syrup and pear juice. Simple ingredients, but man this packs a punch in flavor.

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