The Next Best Thing to a Stiff Holiday Cocktail: Alcohol-Inspired Beauty

I stopped drinking a year ago (and not a moment to soon—believe me, it had to be done). Honestly, I couldn’t be happier, and I’m grateful every day for my new sober life.

That being said, the holidays are a time for festive cocktail concoctions, and I’m all for indulging in the spirits of the season.

That’s why I’ve decided to live vicariously through beauty products.

Here are five cockle-warming potions, inspired by classic winter cocktails. The best part? No hangover. [divider]

Demeter Hot Toddy Fragrance
The weather outside is frightful—warm up with this comforting, cinnamony scent. I love this spray’s fragrant layers, particularly the subtle hint of clove.

Bath & Body Works Hot Buttered Rum Candle
Burn this candle for a butterscotch scent that will fill your home with holiday flavor. But beware: much like the drink, it’s strong. Lighting just one of the three wicks is enough for me.

Philosophy Old Fashion Egg Nog Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath
Egg nog is not for everyone. But if you like the creamy concoction, you’ll love this this slightly spicy, nutmeg-scented gel.

Caudalie Crushed Cabernet Scrub
A full-bodied cab is a treat any time of year, but it’s particularly soothing during holiday time. This exfoliating scrub—which contains crushed grape seeds—is a great way to indulge without taking a sip.

Juicy Couture + Deborah Lippmann Champagne Lip Gloss & Nail Polish Gift Set
Celebrate the season with a sparkling toast — and lips and nails to match. This spirited set contains Lippmann’s shimmering gold “Here Come the Queen” polish and Juicy’s “24 Karat” gloss.